Despite the stumbling start in the Premier League 2018-19, Zlatan Ibrahimovic still believes that Jose Mourinho can win the Premier League title for Manchester United but he cannot “do miracles” with an underperforming side. Eight Premier League games have been played and the Red Devils are currently at the eighth spot in the current standings. However, the former Man United forward believes that Jose Mourinho can bring the title.
Ibrahimovic: I think he is the right coach
Ibrahimovic convinced that Mourinho remains “special”, with those qualities have been on display throughout a distinguished coaching career that has delivered major silverware in Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain.
He told to The Mirror “I think he has the ability to win [the Premier League]. I think he is the right coach for that club, for that team. But a coach is only as good as his team, so it’s not like he can do miracles if the team is not good enough.”
“And I feel the team is good – it’s progressing, becoming better. This is the third year, the players know more and more the way he wants to play and how he wants it – so I believe, yes.”
“Why is Mourinho so special? First of all, because he’s a winner – he has this winner mentality. He does everything to win. He knows the game. He reads the game well. He manipulates, not the game, but the minds of his own players.”
“I remember when he came first time in Inter, he made everybody give 200% – but not for the team, not for the club, for him. And that for me makes him very special because when he came out on the big stage he was something different.”
United have won four, drew three and lost one game so far in the Premier League this season. They’ll be back in action against Chelsea on 20 October after the international break.