Jose Mourinho says he has ‘inside information’ that Manchester United are not happy with their current situation under David Moyes – but expects them to stick by the manager.
The champions are languishing in seventh in the Premier League – 11 points behind leaders Arsenal – and Mourinho believes their chances of defending the title have gone.
But the Chelsea boss, whose side welcome United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, is also convinced the Old Trafford hierarchy will afford Moyes the time he needs to rebuild the squad in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
‘My feeling, which is based on years of communicating with Sir Alex and some inside information, is Man United are not happy, but they are calm. They trust David. David trusts them,’ Mourinho said in an interview with the Evening Standard.
‘I don’t think David is under pressure. The pressure is something virtual. It is something that comes from the media as a consequence of not having the best results.
‘The most important thing in all of this is not the pressure that comes from the outside, it’s the reality of the inside.’
He went on: ‘The manager is calm and they are thinking this is our manager for the next two, three, four, five years. So they’re all together and are going to rebuild again a big team.
‘The bad results will finish. They will get back on track, (although it is) probably too late to win the league because they’re too many points behind the leader.’
Meanwhile, Mourinho has played down the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in La Liga, claiming it is easier to find the back of the net in Spain as opposed to England
Source : Daily Mail