Paul Scholes defends under fire Jose Mourinho


Manchester United Paul Scholes defends under-fire manager Jose Mourinho whose team suffered a latest 2-1 defeat to Turkish side Fenerbahce in the Europa League. The Portuguese’s Manchester¬†United reign has not been a ‘special one’ from the start. Sitting 8 points below league toppers Manchester City, United has won just 4 games in 10 League fixtures. Also, United break the record for ‘worst defensive start’ to a season after 50 years. That’s one horrible record for Jose Mourinho who has never experienced ‘defensive crisis’ before.

United has had a huge transfer window once again this summer, breaking the world record to sign Paul Pogba. Along with Pogba, United also recruited high profile striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich. Manchester United fans are furious with Jose Mourinho and his team, even shouting the club to sack the Portuguese. But as a surprising event, Paul Scholes has failed to criticise the manager and told he will need more than two transfer windows to construct the team that he wants.

Paul Scholes defends under fire Jose Mourinho

“We’ve had quite a painful three years really and I think the next 18 to 24 months are going to be very similar.”

“Until this manager has three or four transfer windows to really get the team that he wants, I think this team in two years will be completely unrecognisable. They’ve shown the last few years they can’t win the league with this squad.”

“It’s been depressing for a couple of years. I think there’s three or four better teams than Man Utd in the Premier League. They’re just about good enough to challenge for fourth.”

When Jose Mourinho was appointed as the Manchester United manager, the fans were so happy. Because the former Chelsea boss is an ‘instant successor’ wherever he worked. But that’s not the case with United and the fans were more than angry about it. With injuries to key players, United’s season is not expected to be a ‘decent’ one. Which means Jose Mourinho may not get the ‘time’ he needs.