Marcus Rashford has insisted that Jose Mourinho is the right manager for Manchester United.
The 54-year-old, following a difficult start to life at Old Trafford, has quickly implemented a notably improved style of play, hallmarked by a 17-game run that came to an end following a 2-1 defeat to Hull City on Thursday night.
Mourinho was notably disappointed following the game at Hull, but he can look forward to a Wembley visit next month and a chance to claim his first major trophy as Man United manager against Southampton.
And when asked whether Mourinho was the right man for the job, Rashford replied: ”Yes, definitely”
”He is known worldwide for his coaching skills. His decision to come to the club conveys confidence to the players and the fans. We go game by match, but I think Mourinho is the ideal man for United.
”Jose tells me to be calm and try to play in games as I usually do in training. That same thing that tells me is what the rest of the players are trying to do.”
On the surface, it would appear that United – still languishing in sixth spot – had not progressed under Mourinho. But the overall change in atmosphere since the 54-year-old arrived in June has been tangible.
There is a genuine sense of belief amongst the players: not just in the more dynamic, liberating playing style implemented, but indeed in themselves. United lost a sense of individuality and self-determination last season, but Mourinho has established a bond between himself and his players that has breathed life back into this club.
And supporters, in turn, can tell that, yes, they’re into something good.