David Beckham has described Jose Mourinho as the right man to lead Manchester United back to their former-glories.
The Englishman has just launched a Miami-based MLS franchise, a plan which has been in the pipeline for some time.
One of the great players in Manchester United’s recent history, Beckham was asked about his former club’s recent fortunes under Mourinho, who arrived at the Old Trafford helm in July 2016 and has led the club to two major trophies already.
“Of course he’s the right fit for United,” Beckham asserted.
“We’re talking about Jose Mourinho. He’s one of the best managers in the game.”
The Portuguese manager signed a contract extension at United last week, meaning his reign will last until 2020 should he see out the deal. That would mean Mourinho’s longest single stint at any club in his whole career, having had short spells at Chelsea twice as well as FC Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
“United has had success over the last 25 years because we have had stability that has run throughout our club,” Beckham said, having played under Sir Alex Ferguson for his whole United career and Beckham saw the Scot continue at the club while he had spells himself as a player at Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain,
Mourinho has started well at United. With 18 months gone, he’s earned a new contract with two major trophies in his first season and attracting big-name players that would otherwise likely not have come. Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined in July 2016 while Romelu Lukaku signed last summer and Alexis Sanchez arrived at the club last week.