Ricardo Carvalho believes his former club boss Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United to Premier League glory within two years.
Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal as manager of the Red Devils last month and he will be tasked with improving the FA Cup winners’ performance in the top flight, as they finished fifth in the standings during the 2015-16 campaign, 15 points behind champions Leicester.
The Portuguese boss has won titles during spells at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto during his managerial career and Carvalho, who won trophies with Mourinho at three different clubs, is convinced his former boss can guide United to league glory within the next two years.
“Jose will have something to prove after what happened at Chelsea,” Carvalho said in quotes reported by The Sun.
“I think he will make Manchester United better and in the next two years they will be champions.”
The Red Devils, who are 9/2 with Titan Bet to win the Premier League next term, have not been crowned domestic champions since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013, but Carvalho, who will represent Portugal at this summer’s European Championships, believes Mourinho is the right man to restore the Manchester club to past glories.
He added: “United have struggled since Ferguson retired but Jose can be the one to replace him. He is a great coach and now he is in a great club – United are one of the biggest in the world.”