Manchester United legend, Paul Scoles says Jose Mourinho will make football exciting again at the Premier League outfit.
Scoles insists that Mourinho will learn from Louis van Gaal’s experience and deliver exciting football should he become manager. After the sacking of LvG on Monday, two days after winning the FA Cup, talks to bring the former Chelsea tactician Mourinho to Old Trafford began and it has entered day two. Paul Scholes joins another former player, David Beckham, in endorsing the coach. He said:
“The fans at Man United demand entertaining football and I’m sure Mourinho will come and try and give it.
Van Gaal led United to fifth place in the Premier League but was criticized for his lack of attacking football, with the team only scoring 49 league goals this season. Scholes, who won 11 league titles and two Champions Leagues during a 20-year successful career at Old Trafford, was among Van Gaal’s critics, claiming United were disjointed and played boring football under the 64-year-old. He also questioned whether the former Netherlands, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss really understood the “ethos of the club.“The 41-year old retired player told BBC Surrey:
“I think Mourinho will have watched that closely and will have seen what happened.
“He’s a top manager, he’s proven that before and hopefully he can do that again.”
Scholes also said he was optimistic former team-mate Ryan Giggs, who was assistant manager under Van Gaal, will stay at Old Trafford.
“I think it’s important that there’s some form of continuity,” he said.
“Hopefully he’ll still be at the club, hopefully still working with the first team.
“He knows the club inside out, he’s been there for nearly 30 years now.”
The impending appointment of Jose Mourinho has drawn a mixed reaction from former United players. Ex-goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Hull City boss Steve Bruce want him at Trafford but legend Eric Cantona.