Jose Mourinho won over his players at Manchester United by guaranteeing them specific days off each week, according to reports.
Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal all reserved the right to call the players in for training after they had suffered a defeat, but the Portuguese boss has allegedly specified an unalterable day off.
He believes players are aware of the expectations at the club and defeats would only damage their morale, a move which has pleased United’s senior players as they are now free to plan days with their families without being called into Carrington.
Manchester Evening News claim players are chuffed with the new regime and are excited with the schedule of fixed days off.
Following the retirement of Sir Alex, Man United were left with the gigantic task of trying to appoint a manager to continue his reign, and miserably failed with Moyes and van Gaal.
The players showed a lack of energy and reports continuously suggested there was a rift between players and coaching staff.
Mourinho’s arrival represents a new beginning, players have not only been vocal of their appreciation for the Portuguese boss and his humour, but have massively improved their performances on the pitch.
He has won trophies at every club he has managed and knows exactly how to get the best out of his players, Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini, being excellent examples of his ability to get players performing.