Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Peter
Schmeichel says the arrival of Jose Mourinho
has been “fantastic” for the club with the
Portuguese helping to restore feeling of
confidence to Old Trafford.
Schmeichel believes the former Inter Milan boss
has turned things around, and even quicker than
Immediate past manager, Louis van Gaal faced
criticism throughout his reign over a perceived
poor handling of the club.
Schmeichel, who won 15 trophies during his time
at Old Trafford, expressed his delight to see the
club returning back to its old glorious days under
the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.
He told Sky Sports, “I think it’s been fantastic, I
expected it to be another bumpy year. Jose has
inherited a squad of players and he will have had
to assess every one of them.
“He is doing that quicker than I thought he would
have done. Plus, the four additions in the
summer [Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh
Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba], they have all been
“We are getting back to a Manchester United
way of playing, which I didn’t expect so quickly,
so I am optimistic for the future.
“I think Jose has always tried to protect the lead
but it is not in our DNA to [do so], it’s to get
number two, number three and number four.
“[But] he has sent the players out to get two,
three and four. It’s great to watch and hopefully
it’s going to be evolved and developed.
“I would be very disappointed if we are not top
four. There is a lot of progress, the team is
shaping up and the club is getting back into its
own rhythm, its own groove.”