Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Jose Mourinho following the Red Devils’ unbeaten start to the 2017/18 season. United clinched successive 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City which was followed up with a dominating performance against Leicester City on Saturday evening.
United were largely frustrated for large parts of the game versus the Foxes, but substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini did their job. Rashford netted the opening goal from a corner in the 70th minute after he was found unmarked, while Jesse Lingard provided a delightful assist for Fellaini, who scored the second using his body.
Ferdinand had watched the Red Devils’ secure the 2-0 triumph over Leicester from Old Trafford, shortly after the game, he insisted that the club have regained their confidence under the tutelage of Mourinho, he told BT Sport h/t The Express: “That comes with trophies, success. I was fortunate enough to be walking around the tunnel and in the changing rooms earlier, talking to a few of the old faces who have been here for many years. I can sense there is a difference, there’s a confidence in the place, there’s a camaraderie in the place.That’s created by this man, Jose Mourinho.”
“He’s done that and he’s actually brought in players (that do that).Winning trophies and him getting this team and gelling this team together. I think this season for other teams it’s going to be difficult to catch these boys.”
Mourinho had spoken about team bonding during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, and the team appear to be putting a combined effort on the field in order to secure the Premier League title this season.
United go into the international break with nine points on the board, and Mourinho will be delighted with the performances of his players especially Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has become the first player in Premier League history to bag five assists in the opening three games.