Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard has hailed Manchester United’s current manager Jose Mourinho as one of the best in the business.
Mourinho has won almost every trophy that’s ever been available to him in his career but missed out on winning anything during the FIFA best awards.
The Portuguese tactician led his team to Europa League and League Cup glory but it wasn’t enough to secure him any personal accolades.
United secured Champions League football thanks to his efforts and are in the best shape they’ve been in since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
The Red Devils look to press on from last season’s successes and Lampard believes the club will get even better under Jose’s management.
According to Sport Witness, Lampard said to Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias: “With the team that he has this season, Manchester United are even stronger and José Mourinho has been working on some players for over a year.
“Last season the bet was obvious in Europe, but I believe that this year he will also fight for the Premier League. In the Champions League they will hardly be out of the top eight and probably can go even further.
“The team is growing, as they have shown at the start of the season. Even today he’s one of the best in the world, I have no doubt, it’s not individual trophies that say he hasn’t evolved.
“He’s still today one of the best. In fact, he will be the key to Manchester United’s success.”
Frank was one of Chelsea’s most important players under Mourinho’s management and the pair have huge respect for each other even after parting ways.
United had an incredible start to their season, performing admirably and securing promising results in all competitions with fans citing Jose’s second season record.
However, the club’s form has started to dwindle of late and the manager has been called upon to stop the rot before it spreads.
The Red Devils successfully secured a win against Swansea in the League Cup to bounce back from their loss against Huddersfield but bigger battles wait further ahead.
Mourinho and his men face Tottenham, Benfica and Chelsea in their next three fixtures and will have to perform in all three matches to keep up their challenges in both the Champions League and Premier League.