Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is currently on cloud 9. The 54-year-old legendary tactician recently won The Europa League for the Red Devils and is currently enjoying the adulation of the Old Trafford faithful, none less than Sir Alex Ferguson.
The greatest manager in the history of English football was on hand to see his team lift the Europa League on Wednesday, and it would seem that the Scot had a word or two with Jose after the game.
Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ensured that the 18-time English champions qualify for next season’s Champions League group stages, and also lift the Europa League title, the only trophy the club had never won, a fact that Mourinho was quick to remind Ferguson, who never won the competition in his 26 years of managing the Old Trafford outfit.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho told Sky Italia via Sport Witness, I joked with Sir Alex, telling him I did some work for him. “Because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed.”
Criticism has been labelled at Mourinho for his team’s limp performances this season, but in the end, he has proven detractors wrong just as he has been doing in his career so far. Credit to Ferguson though, as the Scot could lay claim to being the King at Old Trafford, having won 38 trophies in his 26 years of managing the Manchester club.
United finished a disappointing 6th in the Premier League, 24 points behind eventual champions, an anomaly the former Real Madrid boss will be looking to correct next season.