Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has urged Jose Mourinho to “hang in there” amid criticism over his start to life at Old Trafford.
Mourinho has won just eight of 16 matches so far and has started off worse than either predecessors David Moyes or Louis van Gaal, but Cantona insists that he must be patient.
“I understand your frustration,” Cantona said in his role as ‘Football Commissioner’ for Eurosport.
“The Special One [Mourinho], the Swedish One [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], the expensive one [Paul Pogba], the one with the hair transplant [Wayne Rooney]! All these ones they don’t make a whole yet.
“But give them a little credit, football is not a f—ing science! Plus Mourinho’s nemesis Pep [Guardiola] and Arsene [Wenger] are co-leading the Premiership [Premier League] so I strongly doubt Jose is going to give up.
“Hang in there Jose! Could be worse — you could be coaching Sunderland!”