The Red Devils suffered a dip in form since between 2013 and 2016 when David Moyes and Dutchman Louis van Gaal failed to lift the team’s standing in world football. Mou took over in 2016 and grabbed three trophies in his first campaign as United manager.
With the club’s current standing on the Premier League table, Park Ji-sung says a reincarnation at Old Trafford is almost complete. United is making progress in the Champions League, Carabao Cup and EPL despite dropping two points recently.
Image: Park Ji-sung
‘We’re almost out from the chains and bonds,’ said the former United midfielder. ‘We’re almost out from that dark tunnel.
‘It has been a very difficult time since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club – but actually, many people knew it’d be so.
‘It gladdens that heart to see that the atmosphere has been quite different this season. The performance is great. Hopefully, it will be the same as under Sir Alex Ferguson.’
Talking about Mourinho’s history and a possibility that he’d win more trophies this season, the ex-South Korea international footballer said, ‘His second season is always good. In his first season, he knows what the club wanted. He found some things, brought in some players who he wanted and now it looks strong.’
United has held tight to its unbeaten run since the 2017-18 campaign, and Park advised Mourinho’s men to remain focused on their joint lead with Manchester City, bearing in mind that reasserting domestic dominance is the main objective.
He continued, ‘It’s too early to declare a winner – I know Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal compete during the league. The EPL is never over until it’s over. Clubs fight for the title to the end.
‘At the moment, it looks like two clubs. We need to show our quality and don’t think about other clubs, like Man City.’
Latest sports news say Louis van Gaal is expected back at Old Trafford, as Mourinho’s successor. The new development emerged after a meeting at Anfield between the Dutchman and his former assistant.