Roy Keane says new United boss Mourinho is not his “cup of tea”

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has admitted that he is not a fan of Jose Mourinho's managing tactics but thinks that they can bring success back to Old Trafford.

Roy Keane says new United boss Mourinho is not his “cup of tea”
Roy Keane is not a big fan of new United boss, Jose Mourinho (Picture via: Standard)

Manchester United’s new manager, Jose Mourinho, has come under fire after taking the job as he has been described as “really irritating” by former United captain Roy Keane.

The Portuguese manager was appointed to the job last Friday with a contract worth around £45 million with an additional year as an option, following the dismissal of Louis van Gaal.

Keane, even though he is not a fan of Mourinho, admitted that he thinks he has what it takes to restore United’s winning mentality and help the club back into the Champions League spots next season.

He told ITV that Mourinho is "not my cup of tea" and that he found him "really irritating" when he coached against him, but dismissed this as "just a personal thing."

Keane acknowledged that working at United "is all about winning" and said that Mourinho's CV shows that "he is a winner" and he "was always going to be a good option when United didn't qualify for the Champions League."

He added: "He was available, a fantastic CV and it seems like a good fit, but maybe he is not for me."

Keane backs Mourinho to succeed despite distaste

Mourinho was officially confirmed as United's new manager last week. (Picture: Getty Images)
Mourinho was officially confirmed as United's new manager last week. (Picture: Getty Images)

Mourinho has already won the Champions League on two occasions, once in 2004 whilst managing Porto, and the other time coming when he was managing Inter Milan in 2010.

The 53-year-old certainly has the credentials to be the successor to managers like Sir Alex Ferguson, as he has already won the Premier League three times with Chelsea during his two spells in charge of the side and has vowed to bring that kind of success back to Old Trafford.

And he has not wasted anytime getting into his role at the club as he has already lined up a range of new signings for the club to make this summer.

The most high-profile of those being the former Paris Saint Germain striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has recently left the French giants and is looking for a new challenge.

This is a move that former United midfielder Keane is in favour of, saying: “I think he would be a good signing on a one-year deal.

“He is a big player, a big character. I have said that United have been lacking a few characters and he would be a good fit there.”