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Steven Gerrard: Mourinho The Best Since Sir Alex Ferguson

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard insists Jose Mourinho is a winner and was overly criticized during his time at Old Trafford.

The Liverpool legend feels some of the criticism the Portuguese got were very unnecessary.

The Red Devils parted ways with the 55-year-old after a very poor start to their Premier League season.

United are currently sixth, 19 points off leaders Liverpool and 11 points behind chelsea in fourth.

And the former Chelsea manager has paid the price for the team’s stuttering form.

Mourinho was heavily criticized for his tactics during his time as boss of the Manchester side.

Steven Gerrard: Mourinho The Best Since Sir Alex Ferguson

But Gerrard however thinks the Portuguese should get some credit for the work he’s done after Moyers and van Gaal.

“He’s a winner isn’t he, how can I sit here and say anything bad about Jose Mourinho? He’s a serial winner everywhere he has gone.” Gerrard told a press conference.

“Jose has been sacked at United but he’s won them a couple of trophies. He’s done the best job since Alex Ferguson left.

“It seems like they sort of struggled but Jose came in and put a couple of trophies in the cabine. So, I don’t think you can criticise him too much.

“It will be interesting to see which direction they go with the new manager, but none of the Man Utd fans care what I say about it!”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the frontrunner to take charge of the till the end of the season. Laurent is also in ghe mix while Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino are long term options.