I will return Manchester United to the Fergie Way next season: Jose Mourinho
Mourinho intends to ditch LVG’s tactics and pile into opponents, like Fergie’s teams did
Jose Mourinho has promised to use 'Fergie's DNA' to bring back the glory days to Manchester United .
New boss Mourinho wants to build a team with the same attacking philosophy legendary predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson demanded in his time at Old Trafford, and is determined to embrace that class.
The Special One has spoken to senior United players such as Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Michael Carrick and outlined his plans for the coming season.
And Mourinho made it clear there’s going to be a departure from the slow, pedestrian build-up play that blighted their previous manager Louis van Gaal 's time in charge.
David Moyes also had a disastrous spell at the Manchester giants, and the Old Trafford faithful have become frustrated with the class of football that’s been served up since Fergie retired after the 2012-2013 season.
There were also fears about the hiring of Mourinho, because he gained a reputation at Chelsea for playing with a pragmatic class rather than flair.
The 53-year-old has also outlined in meetings and those phone calls with players a determination to embrace the United philosophy of bringing youngsters up through the ranks.
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It is a clear message which will delight United fans eager for a return to the good old days of the Fergie era.
The Scot won 38 trophies in 26 years at the club, including two European Cups, and Mourinho wants to build a similar lasting legacy for himself.
He made it clear he wants players with pace so United can go at opponents and deliver a thrilling class of football.
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The fans voiced their frustrations with Van Gaal last season, even though the Dutchman ended the club's three-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup in May.
They were fed-up with Van Gaal's dull, ponderous class of play and they regularly chanted: “Attack! Attack! Attack-attack-attack!”
It puts Mourinho on course for a showdown with Manchester City's own incoming boss Pep Guardiola, and old La Liga rival, who is known for his attacking brand of football.
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