Jose Mourinho has been on the receiving end of some stinging criticism during his time as Manchester United manager and leading journalist Neil Custis believes much of it has been way over the top.
Custis who works for the Sun – and was hilariously nicknamed ‘’Fat Man,’’ by former Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal – reckons that Mourinho deserves more respect for the job he has done at Manchester United and his achievements in the game in general.
“The criticism of Jose Mourinho has been way over the top, miles over the top for what I think he has done at Man Utd,” said Custis on Sky Sports the Sunday Supplement.
“Liverpool fans and Spurs fans are rubbing their hands – he has won more trophies in one season than they have in 10, 12, 15 years.
“They were the second best team in the country last season and they have played two games (this season) and he is having his CV picked apart, he is having his managerial style picked apart.
“From where Man Utd were – because when he came in they were absolutely rock bottom under Louis van Gaal, the spirit there, everything – and he picked that up and put trophies on the table and got them back to second in the league.”
“He has made them relevant again,” he added.
“This is a top manager who is being picked apart and being called a dinosaur. He beat all of the top six last season, Spurs in the (FA Cup) semi-final, got to an FA Cup, which they probably should have won.
“The League Cup final when they beat Southampton was the best game I have seen at the new Wembley. The Europa League final against Ajax he got tactically spot on.”