HE’S STILL GOT IT’ – LAMPARD BACKS MOURINHO AT MANCHESTER UNITED
The ex-England international remains convinced that his former boss at Chelsea will deliver success at Old Trafford, but has urged patience with the Portuguese Frank Lampard insists that Jose Mourinho has ‘still got it’, but admits the Portuguese will need time to turn things around at Manchester United. With the Red Devils having spent big over the summer, many were touting them as potential Premier League
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The Old Trafford outfit have,however, finished outside of the top four in two of the three seasons since they last lifted the top-flight crown. ‘Mourinho must got to war with Pep’ Lampard believes re-establishing themselves as Champions League regulars should be the priority for now, with there still plenty of rebuilding work to be done before sights can be set on the top domestic prize.
He remains convinced that Mourinho is the right man to oversee that project, with his former boss at Chelsea a proven performer when it comes to delivering tangible success. Lampard, now on the books at MLS side New York City, told the BBC’s ‘The Premier League Show ‘: “He’s still got it. Of course he has.
“Again, he is trying to find the best team. An improvement would be to get in the top four.
“I’m not sure they can win it with what they’ve got, even though Mourinho is a great manager, there’s something not quite there.”United deliver when boss needs it most Mourinho will be hoping that his United side have turned a corner following their EFL Cup victory over derby rivals Manchester City on Wednesday, with the required response offered to Sunday’s humbling defeat at Chelsea.
Kicking on from this point is now be the target, with the Red Devils still only six points adrift of the pacesetters in the battle for Premier League supremacy despite suffering something of a wobble of late.
Source: bbc sport