Sunday, 29 May 2016

Jose Mourinho is 'really irritating' but winning mentality will help Manchester United, says ex-captain Roy Keane

  • Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United manager last week
  • But Old Trafford legend Roy Keane has described him as 'really irritating'
  • Former United captain said Portuguese was 'not his cup of tea'
  • But he did admit Mourinho would restore winning mentality to Old Trafford
  • Keane is also in favour of the possible signing of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been described as 'really irritating' by former club captain Roy Keane.
The Portuguese was appointed last week on a three-year contract worth £45m, with the option of an additional year, following the sacking of Louis van Gaal.
And despite admitting that Mourinho is capable of restoring United's winning mentality, Keane admits he isn't a big fan of the 'Special One'.
Mourinho will help Manu
Jose Mourinho
He told ITV: 'He is not my cup of tea. I found him really irritating when I coached against him, but that is just a personal thing.
'Working at Manchester United is all about winning and his CV will tell you he is a winner.
'He was always going to be a good option when United didn't qualify for the Champions League.
Mourinho and Roy Keane

'He was available, fantastic CV and it seems like a good fit, but maybe he is not for me.'
Mourinho, 53, certainly comes with a track record that is second-to-none. He won the Champions League with Porto in 2004 and with Inter Milan in 2010.
He has also won three Premier League titles during his two spells in charge of Chelsea and has vowed to restore United to the pinnacle of the English game.
Mourinho has wasted no time in getting stuck into his new job and is planning to make a number of fresh additions to the squad this summer.
Among them could be the out-of-contract Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a signing Keane would be in favour of.
The former captain added: '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.'