‘Mourinho Can’t Perform Miracles If The Team Isn’t Good Enough,’ Says Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and manager Jose Mourinho before the game.

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Manchester United have been dominating all the headlines since before the ongoing campaign even began, be it due to failed transfers in the summer window, poor results on the pitch, or controversial arguments and disagreements off it.

But the one common factor that has been involved in each and every one of these issues, has been the team’s manager, Jose Mourinho.

Major concerns have been raised regarding the Portuguese tactician’s handling of certain players, the way his team has been playing, and even the words he has uttered during interviews and press conferences.

In fact, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was even expected to get the sack last weekend, but his job was supposedly saved due to his team’s sensational comeback against Newcastle in the Premier League.

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While several fans, players, and even football pundits have opined that the Old Trafford club must part ways with the underperforming manager, a few notable figures, such as club legend Wayne Rooney and ex-boss David Moyes, have spoken in support of Mourinho.

And now, yet another former Manchester United star, and one of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted allies, has had his say regarding the current situation at the Mancunian outfit.

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Speaking to BetHard, Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic expressed his thoughts regarding his former gaffer, as he stated: “I think he has the ability to win [the Premier League]. I think he is the right coach for that club, for that team.”

The LA Galaxy striker further added: “But a coach is only as good as his team, so it’s not like he can do miracles if the team is not good enough.

“And I feel the team is good – it’s progressing, becoming better. This is his third year, the players know more and more the way he wants to play and how he wants it – so I believe, yes.”