Are Our Eyes Deceiving Us? Former Foe Backs Jose Mourinho To Get 'Back On Track' At Manchester United
Is one of the Premier League’s iciest managerial rivalries starting to thaw?
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are two of only three managers that have lifted the Premier League title on multiple occasions, three apiece in fact, while Sir Alex Ferguson famously hauled the trophy in the air a grand total of a surely unsurpassable 13 times.
Through Mourinho’s first and second spells at Chelsea, along with his opening two campaigns at Man Utd, the Portuguese coach was frequently at loggerheads with Wenger, who led Arsenal from 1996 through to the end of last season.
We’ve had Mourinho’s infamous “voyeur” and “specialist in failure comments,” the comical touchline shove, while Wenger frequently slammed his rivals negative tactics along with his eagerness to splash the cash.
However, Wenger has now shockingly come out and backed Mourinho.
Yes, you did read that correctly.
The Man Utd manager has come under severe pressure this season, but while results have gradually improved in the Premier League, the club remains way off the pace, whereas they find themselves in a sticky situation in the Champions League having won only one of their three matches in Europe.
"It looks to me that against Everton and Bournemouth he turned his team on the right side in terms of the performance,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
"His team was down and responded twice in a very positive way. Overall you can trust his quality and experience to get Manchester back on track."
And when asked about whether Mourinho still has the hunger for it, the Frenchman said:
"I don’t see him working everyday so I don’t know if he has changed or not.
"We had very heated confrontations so for me I don’t think his motivation has dropped."