Manchester United had countless battles with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea during two spells before taking the job at Old Trafford in 2016 – an appointment Paul Scholes did not have on the board
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Paul Scholes has revealed Manchester United’s appointment of Jose Mourinho “never sat right with him” due to his loyalty to Chelsea.
United had numerous battles with the Portuguese manager at Stamford Bridge during two struggles before taking the job at Old Trafford years later in 2016. Mourinho was there to deliver his first man. Manchester United Premier League titles since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, but that hasn’t gone according to plan.
The Red Devils are still waiting to return to the league winners’ circle and have gone through various managers since Mourinho’s departure including Louis van Gaal and Ole Gunnar Solskajer. Mourinho’s appointment is seen by many as a great move thanks to his success at Chelsea and Real Madrid.
But Scholes was not in that camp due to Mourinho’s relationship with the Blues. The former United midfielder also believes they didn’t get Mourinho at the height of the power he didn’t have.” fire in his belly. ”
He said on BT Sport: “Jose Mourinho” had lost the fire in his stomach when he arrived at Old Trafford, he was nothing like Mourinho as people knew him. I don’t like that to happen because he was our main rival for four or five years at Chelsea. It never worked out for me, I’m sure he gave his best and also had problems off the pitch. I just never felt it was the right period. If he went from Porto to United, I think it would be a different story. ”
He added: “People say we’ve got a bit of a plan. I think there’s still a lot of work to do before we get to where we want to be. I keep saying it, but until we got the right coach, a top class, elite coach from another big team winning trophies, causing fear in the players.
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“How [Ralf Rangnick] I do not know was chosen to be the manager of this club for six months. Having the right coach for this team is a huge thing. There is some real talent in this squad. The first thing this club needed to do to get close to winning the league again was to find the right coach to work for this team.
“It comes from leadership. It comes from a coach who demands it from his players and gets it from his players. I don’t want to continue to have a place at Ralf Rangnick. , he seems really good and appears well in interviews, he is very honest But, how he was chosen to be the coach of this club for six months till the end season, I’ll never know. The coach is a huge part of that.”
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