Jose Mourinho will bring attacking flair back to Manchester United.
So says Paul Scholes, who reckons the Special One will be dom to repeat the mistakes of Louis van Gaal.
The Dutch manager’s two-year tenure at Old Trafford ended on Monday, two days after his side won the FA Cup – United’s first trophy in three years – with Mourinho set to replace him.
The Portuguese coach, who was sacked by Chelsea in December, has agreed personal terms with United to take over from Van Gaal, according to reports by Sky TV.
And United legend Scholes says: “The fans at Man United demand entertaining football, and I’m sure Mourinho will come and try and give it.”
The former midfielder, who won 11 league titles with United, was an outspoken critic of Van Gaal’s time at the helm.
United finished fifth in the Premier League this season under the Dutchman, scoring 49 goals, their lowest tally since the 1989-90 campaign, and Scholes said Mourinho was the right man to spark a revival at Old Trafford.
He adds: “I think Mourinho will have watched that closely and will have seen what happened.
“He’s a top manager, he’s proven that before and hopefully he can do that again.”
Current Red Devils midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger reckons the Manchester derbies will also be extra kwaai.
Mourinho and Man City boss Pep Guardiola had their share of run-ins in 2011-12 when Guardiola coached Barcelona and Mourinho was in charge at Real Madrid.
And Schweini says: “It looks like there will be an interesting city duel if Mourinho joins United.
“There is already a lot of enthusiasm in Manchester. It will be something special.”
Scholes also expressed hope that the change of managers would not result in his former teammate Ryan Giggs, who was Van Gaal’s assistant, leaving the club’s backroom staff.
He says: “It’s important that there’s some form of continuity. [Giggs] knows the club inside out, he’s been there for nearly 30 years now, as a coach, and hopefully he’ll be there and be able to stay.”