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Ferguson backs Mourinho’s Manchester United for “massive improvement”

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Manchester United’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson, left, is seen along with Real Madrid’s coach Jose Mourinho from Portugal, center and Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina, during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)


Jose Mourinho, seemingly, has the backing of legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who expects a at Old Trafford.

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The Portuguese managerial wizard was introduced to the press as United boss earlier on Tuesday, and Ferguson commented on the hiring soon afterward.

From Sky Sports:

“I think Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea. It’s always difficult when you go back somewhere for a second time.
“He’s won the European Cup twice with different clubs and won titles with all the clubs he’s been at. You can’t ignore his record and I think Manchester United is the right kind of club for him.”

That’s all well and good, but Ferguson also hand-picked David Moyes to take over for him at Old Trafford, and he also said Louis van Gaal’s revolution was “brilliant”.

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