Cape Red Devils have something even better than an FA Cup to brag about – José Mourinho.
The Special One is the new man in charge at Old Trafford after Louis van Gaal was sacked last week.
And we asked some of the Mother City’s biggest United fans – Official fan club chairman Ricky van Wyk, Good Hope FM DJ Nigel Pierce and Cape Argus editor Gasant Abarder – what they think.
Gasant Abarder – Cape Argus editor
The jury is still out on Mourinho.
He brings a lot of negativity wherever he goes and gets under players’ skins.
He is very destructive that way.
But he will bring success and trophies.
And even though there will be no Champions League football on offer next season, he will attract top-quality players.
I’m just worried that he will not bring through the young players that have made their mark last season.
Ricky van Wyk – Official fan club chairman
I’ve never been a Jose Mourinho fan, but I’ve done a 180 now.
He has always wanted to be United coach and he knows what the fans want.
He knows the traditions of the club and I believe that he will want to play the attacking football that the fans demand.
United under Alex Ferguson and Matt Busby was always about all-attack.
And while the younger fans will want immediate success, he must do things the “United way”.
I believe he will bring success, but in his first year, a top two or top three Premier League finish will be the main target.
Nigel Pierce – Good hope FM DJ
I’m a Jose Mourinho fan.
The Special One will bring success in his three years – maybe two Prem titles and the Champions League.
I’m a bit worried about some of the players at United, like Memphis Depay and Juan Mata.
Mata has been great for the club since Mou sold him from Chelsea, but will Jose keep him?
Depay needs some guidance, so he has players to play an attacking game.
But my biggest problem is that he will get itchy feet after some success.