Mourinho: Man Utd ‘evolving’ into a title-winning side

Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United will return to winning trophies “sooner or later”, and is impressed by the “evolution” of the team.

United last won a trophy in 2017, as Mourinho guided them to the Europa League title, having won the League Cup in the same season.

And despite a lean time of late, Mourinho believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his former team on the right track to return to the top.

“It is a team that is improving year after year,” Mourinho told Sky Sports ahead of Tottenham’s game at Manchester United on Sunday.

“The younger players are now older, they have more experience now. The players they have bought are players of quality.

“Many of my players, important players for me in my time at United, they are not any more important.

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“They have changed their team. Players that worked with me, some of them are not even now selected or they are on the bench so that is a great evolution in the team.

“They have this ambition and this responsibility of winning titles which they haven’t done for quite a long time. The last one was the Europa League so they have this motivation, this potential and they are a very good side.

“I think they will [win trophies], sooner or later they will. It’s the direction where they are going.

“The younger people are getting older, are getting more experience. Young (Marcus) Rashford is still young but he is not a kid anymore. He is a mature player just to give you an example.

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“The big boys like (Nemanja) Matic, they are still there for the team, for the balance of the team, for the emotional balance of the team, so I think it’s a club in evolution.

“They want to do it and of course in the Premier League nothing is easy for any one but they have the historical responsibility of doing it.”

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