Cape Town - Jose Mourinho will get Manchester United back to winning ways against Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday (1.30pm). That’s the word from the Cape Town’s official supporters club chairman Ricky van Wyk.
Mourinho’s team snap a three-match losing streak, beating third-tier Northampton 3-1 in the League Cup on Wednesday. With rumours that the Portuguese is making his players unhappy by criticising them in public, Jose needs to get his players on side for a sterner test at Old Trafford.
Ricky insists the Special One will take it all in his stride and get his team clicking when the Foxes come to town. He tells the Daily Voice: “In our first three official games, you could see the team play with a new zest and attacking style. Then suddenly we went back to playing LVG [Louis van Gaal] football and we lost those three games. But it’s still early and most of the fans are happy with Jose.”
“I don’t believe these stories coming out in media about problems in the dressing room. “They are just attacking him because of his past [when he sacked after player revolts at Chelsea and Real Madrid].”
Ricky is confident that Jose will get the best out of his player this weekend. “You can see the things he has done to change the team and it’s just a matter of time before the team clicks. Looking at the last few games, even the losses, there is something there. Once it clicks there will be no stopping us.”
Mourinho, meanwhile, is as confident as the Cape fans. He says: “We had a bad week. I know that the world is full of Einsteins, I know that they tried to delete 16 years of my career. They tried to delete an unbelievable history of Manchester United and to focus on a bad week with three bad results. But that’s the new football, it’s full of Einsteins.”