Mourinho’s new tactic to inspire his players: Invite SAF to training ground

Manchester United secured their fourth consecutive win after defeating Sunderland at home last Monday.

A first-half goal by Daley Blind put Mourinho’s side ahead at half time. Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubled the lead with only 10 minutes left on the clock when he scored his 50th goal for 2016.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan made the occasion even more memorable as he pulled off a stunning scorpion kick goal at the 86th minute. Sunderland retaliated after that, but it didn’t matter anymore. Manchester United have secured the 3 points they needed.


Apart from the Zlatan-Pogba chemistry improving day by day, there could be another reason why the team appear rejuvenated as of late.

United boss Mourinho has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson has been attending Manchester United’s Carrington training ground several times this season. In fact, Mourinho welcomes Sir Alex to visit as many times as he likes. But it is not clear whether Sir Alex gave the players any advice.

“He had not been back since he left, but I brought him back to be with his people.” Mourinho said of Sir Alex.

“I wanted the players to see the big man and for me and him to share some minutes and have lunch together. I enjoyed it, he enjoyed it. When he wants to come here, to the dressing room, to see the players train, he knows he is more than welcome.”

Sir Alex Ferguson coached Manchester United for 26 years before retiring in 2013. He has stayed away from the training ground since then, but looks like things have changed. And for the better.

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