Paul Scholes: Jose Mourinho has shown van Gaal and David Moyes how it’s done

by Tanveer Arayan


Paul Scholes believed the quality signings Jose Mourinho has made at Manchester United this summer have made a real difference at the club.

The Englishman claimed Mourinho purchased players ready for the Premier League which is why Man United have started the Premier League campaign with three straight wins.

Mourinho was appointed as Louis van Gaal‘s successor in May and completed deals for Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba over the summer.

Speaking about their impact, Scholes claims Mourinho has brought back the winning mentality.

“The quality of the players he (Mourinho) has brought in, that’s the biggest difference,” he said.

“The previous managers (David Moyes and Louis van Gaal) took a risk by playing some players that could have worked but probably didn’t work as well as they should have done.

“But he [Mourinho] brought in ready made players. That was what was needed, ready made players for the Premier League.

“It wasn’t the right time for Mourinho to take risks.

“Ibrahimovic, wherever he has been, has won the league. Pogba, with Juventus, the last three years he’s been close to winning the Champions League and I think they won the league title every year.

“That winning mentality, like I say, Mourinho couldn’t afford to take that risk. These players are not a risk, they are winners.

“Every player has started the season well. There has been confidence brought to the team. It gives you a massive lift when you sign big players like Pogba and Ibra.”

Mourinho signed all four of his fundamental signings early in the summer and was happy with his side, it shows he’s confident with the current squad and the quality of players he was able to sign.

He’s done an excellent job since his arrival at the club and if there’s any manager to finally get us back to where Sir Alex Ferguson left us, which was with the Premier League crown, Mourinho is the man.

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