Wayne Rooney: Manchester United players are finally adapting to Jose Mourinho’s methods

by Tanveer Arayan


Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney insists his team-mates are finally adapting to the methods of new manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss was appointed as Louis van Gaal‘s sucessor in May and has got his campaign off to the perfect start with back-to-back wins in the Premier League.

He has also finalised deals for his four fundamentals singings this summer with Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Speaking about Mourinho’s new signings, Rooney claims they have all settled into life at the club very quickly.

“Of course, everyone is different,” he said.

“All managers have different ways of preparing for games, different ways of training, different ways of how they want you to play the game.

“We, as players, have to adapt to what the manager wants us to do in our preparations throughout the week and, on matchdays, we try to take the game plan of the manager onto the pitch.

“It’s what we’ve tried to do and, fortunately, we’ve started the season well. We’ve prepared well this week so we’re hoping that continues. Of course, in every game you play, you want to do well and try to do your best to help the team win.

“The signings we’ve made this season have been really good signings. They’ve settled in really quickly and you’ve seen the impact they’ve had on the pitch already. I hope they continue and the players who have been here a while now can continue to do well. If we can do that, I’m sure we can have a very good season.

Mourinho has done brilliantly to complete deals for his new signings early this summer, United have often conducted business late in the window, but it looks like those days are well and truly behind us.

Not only has he brought in new players, he has helped bring out the best of players like Marouane Fellaini, who has gotten his career off to the perfect start under Mourinho.

It’s excellent to see the club finally heading in the right direction as fans have suffered disappointing tenures under Louis van Gaal and David Moyes but Mourinho looks like the perfect man to get us where we need to be.

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