Nani backs Jose Mourinho for Manchester United success

Former Manchester United winger thinks that the arrival of Mourinho will bring trophies back to Old Trafford.

Nani backs Jose Mourinho for Manchester United success
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Former Manchester United winger Nani has publicly backed Jose Mourinho to bring trophies back to Old Trafford.

The Portuguese boss was appointed United’s new manager last week after the sacking of Louis van Gaal, and Nani believes that with the self-proclaimed 'special one' now in charge, the club will be back fighting on all fronts for trophies once again.

Third time lucky?

After a difficult three seasons following Sir Alex Ferguson's departure from the club, the Reds have struggled to reach the heights that United fans had become so accustomed to under the Scottish boss.

After disappointing spells under David Moyes and then van Gaal the United board have opted for a man who has been one of the most successful managers in recent years, winning trophies in Spain, Italy as well as in England with Chelsea.

Mourinho pictured at United's AON Training Complex with Chief Executive Ed Woodward (Photo: ManUtd via Getty Images)

On Mourinho's appointment, Nani said: “He is a fantastic manager- the best in the world in the last years. He does well in England in the past.”

Trophies will return

The former United winger was part of a successful period under Ferguson that saw him lift multiple Premier League trophies as well as a Champions League triumph in 2008.

Nani knows what it takes to win titles, and he feels that fellow countryman Mourinho will also succeed in bringing silverware back to the club.

He continued: “We know he can always produce something at every team he goes to and we hope he will help Manchester United to win titles again.”

Nani, who is now plying his trade at Fenerbache in Turkey, joined United in 2007 and was likened to United great Cristiano Ronaldo after taking a similar route to Manchester from Sporting Lisbon.

Despite not living up to the heights of Ronaldo, the 29-year-old endured a successful time at Old Trafford and produced some magical moments for Reds fans before leaving for Turkey in July 2015 for a fee of around £4 million.