Mourinho will turn it around but he’s ‘not a magician’ – Advocaat

Date published: Wednesday 2nd November 2016 3:56

Fenerbahce boss Dick Advocaat says it is only a “matter of time” before Jose Mourinho turns around Manchester United’s fortunes.

The Red Devils, who defeated Advocaat’s side 4-1 a fortnight ago, have travelled to Istanbul to face the Turkish side in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mourinho has beeen under pressure at Old Trafford with no wins to show from their last four games in the Premier League but Advocaat has backed the former Chelsea manager to find his feet soon.

“This man proved himself in all countries, if you see how prizes he has won it’s almost unbelievable – but he’s not a magician,” said the former Sunderland boss.

“Quality wise, when you have such players as United it’s still difficult to find. Is it (Anthony) Martial, (Marcus) Rashford, (Wayne) Rooney? It’s quite difficult.

“I’m quite sure they will play for the first place, no doubt about that, and they will start winning games as well. (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic will start scoring goals as well, because that man knows how to score.

“At the moment not everything is going the right way. You see the amount of chances last Saturday (against Burnley), it’s unbelievable they didn’t score. If you don’t create chances that’s a different story. There’s no reason to be worried about the team and the manager.

“It’s always difficult to say against a team like United who are a little bit searching for the right line-up and the right scores.

“You could see that even with such an experienced coach as Mr Mourinho and all the prizes he has won, it’ s still difficult to find the right shape. It’s a matter of time that United will get it but hopefully not tomorrow.”

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