‘Jose Mourinho was right about Manchester United’

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Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho’s assistant during his time as Manchester United boss, has claimed the Portuguese tactician was right about Manchester United.

After Manchester United finished second in the league behind Manchester City in the 2017-18 season, Mourinho claimed at the time that it was one of his best seasons.

The Europa League won by Manchester United in 2017 under Mourinho is the last trophy won by Manchester United.

Faria said: “When José [Mourinho] says that [2017-18] is one of his best seasons, he’s right, because we won the club’s last titles and its best period since Ferguson.”

He added: “We arrived at a club that lacked stability and identity and you can’t just snap your fingers and rebuild it. It takes time, and you also have to win, because people won’t accept it not if you don’t win.”