Jose Mourinho to Manchester United is the latest sensation circling the footballing world. Since the sack of Louis Van Gaal on Monday, the entire football fraternity is awaiting the announcement of the Portuguese taking helms at Old Trafford. Speaking on United’s appointment of the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager as their coach, the Liverpool legend raised doubts over the 53-year-old regarding the nurturing of youth prospects.
“Is he the perfect fit in terms of what United would want going back through the years? Probably not in terms of blooding young players and the type of football.” Carragher said, as reported by Sky Sports.
However, the 38-year-old was convinced that Mourinho has the pedigree in terms of winning major trophies for Manchester United. Carragher is confident that the former Porto coach would take Manchester United to greatness once again.
Regarding many questioning the Portuguese’s management style of defensive football, the man from Bootle, United Kingdom stated that Mourinho has shown enough examples of attacking football during his time at Real Madrid. He was successful in getting the best out of Cristiano Ronaldo and also won the league title in Spain playing good attacking football.
Manchester United won their first FA Cup trophy in 12 years and this was the first time the red side of Manchester relished a trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from the game. However, the last six months under Louis Van Gaal has been dreadful for the supporters.
Van Gaal failed to make it into the top-four and gain a Champions League qualification, despite Manchester City handing in the opportunity on a platter to United. The Dutchman was also criticized heavily because of his negative football.
Carragher however, was sympathetic towards Van Gaal and mentioned that the heavy criticism and high level of scrutiny is associated with a high-profile management job. Despite his sympathy, the Liverpool legend believes that it was right to let the Dutchman go as he failed to give United a Champions League qualification.
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