Former assistant backs Man United boss Jose Mourinho to succeed

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Jose Mourinho’s former assistant manager Jose Morais has backed the Portuguese tactician to succeed at Old Trafford despite a disappointing start to the season, according to the Mirror.

United have been in disappointing form of late, winning just two of their last seven games. The Red Devils succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Fenerbahce in the Europa League during the week and were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Burnley last weekend.

Morais was Mourinho’s assistant at Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea however, he now manages AEK in Greece.

The former assistant believes Mourinho has a difficult job on his hands but he is the man to give United an identity again.

“Jose is one of the world’s best managers but he needs to sort things out at Manchester United that go back three or four years,” Morais was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

“I think he’s a better bet than anyone else to resolve things within the club, such as the lack of discipline, motivation and ambition.

“Manchester United lost a bit of its identity when Alex Ferguson quit as manager. Mourinho gives identity and it will define the club.

“His second season is normally his best. This season is there to get things in order.”

According to the Mirror, Mourinho spent over £140 million on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Man Unite take on Swansea City this weekend in the Premier League as they look to return to winning ways.

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