Man United should have time for Mourinho, he’ll win trophies, says Essien


Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien believes Jose Mourinho can turn things around at Manchester United after an abysmal start to the season.

The Reds have had one of their worst start to any campaign, bringing about increasing pressure on the Portuguese manager but Essien who worked with Mourinho for a couple of years at Chelsea and later Real Madrid believes trophies are certain with his former boss if he is given needed support.

“There’s bound to be pressure when you are managing United,” Essien told Omnisport.

“He’s working things through with the team.Hopefully, he can turn things around.

“Mourinho was a big influence on me when I was at Chelsea. We still talk, and our relationship is good.

“I expect Man United to give him time. With Mourinho, you are always going to win trophies,” he added.

Mourinho was on the blink of sacking on Saturday after Manchester United went two goals down at half-time but three goals in the last 20 minutes saved his head for at least, after the international break.

Mourinho will head to Stamford Bridge on October 20 with Manchester in a return to his former home where he became a global icon.


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