There is so much pressure on Manchester United to impress in the forthcoming season, being that the Red Devils have history, a proven top manager and deep pocket.
A former star of the club Ji Sung Park opines that the team can reach the Champions League final next year.
Park spent seven years at Old Trafford before he exited the side. The 36-year old is deeply convinced that the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho would build on his Europa League victory to reach the final of the elite European club competition. He goes on to add that the former Chelsea boss could really emulate former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Jose Mourinho showed in his first season what he can do. The league table was not what we wanted, but he qualified for the Champions League, and he also brought us the Europa League trophy. He can bring the team to the same level as before under Sir Alex Ferguson,” the South Korean said.
Mourinho has added defender Victor Lindelof and Belgium international Romelu Lukaku to the ranks ahead of the new term. Ivan Perisic has been linked with a move to the club as the former Real Madrid manager works on the team.
Park says that Mourinho would better know the players next season. Since Ferguson retired from his role as coach, United have struggled to meet high expectations. The global ambassador for the club believes that Mourinho can help the club to its former great heights.
“They won the Europa League last season, which will give them confidence in the Champions League. Some of those players already have experience of playing in the Champions League too. With the quality of players they have, they can aim for the semi-final or final,” Park added.