Jose Mourinho claims Man Utd no longer possess 'super personalities' as they did under Sir Alex

Saul Nozari

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that the club no longer have players with 'super personalities', such as former club icons such as Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Mourinho's first season at Old Trafford has been mixed, with United winning the EFL cup and reaching the last eight of the Europa League. 

However, they exited the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage and they currently sit 5th in the Premier League, four points off the top four, although they do have two games in hand on fourth-placed Liverpool.

Middlesbrough v Manchester United - Premier League.
Middlesbrough v Manchester United - Premier League.

Mourinho has said that it is harder for United to have the same success now that they had under Sir Alex Ferguson, as they no longer possess players with elite personalities.

The Portuguese manager has said that he must now attain success by bringing his squad together, telling France Football (via FourFourTwo): "

Manchester United no longer has the super personalities that were Giggs, Scholes or Roy Keane.

"You have to adapt to the reality of the club, its needs and its demands.

"It is called being intelligent. The priority is to establish relationships of peace and love in a group in order to create stability.

"There is a new group of players that has to adapt [to United]."

Ryan Giggs of Man Utd celebrates his goal.
Ryan Giggs of Man Utd celebrates his goal.

Mourinho has praised long-serving players Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick for their influence in the dressing room, while also saying that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has also had a big impact on the dressing room. He said: "There is Rooney and Carrick, who are the last faces of this generation.

"That is why it was important for me to get Zlatan. In this team, he had - without being English and without knowing the club's culture - the personality and profile to be more than just a player."


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