Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has admitted that the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United worries him.
The former England international believes the new United manager has a point to prove and 'is coming back to win'.
Mourinho, of course, was sacked as manager of Chelsea back in December after a disastrous opening half to the season at Stamford Bridge. His dismissal in west London came just months after he secured the Premier League title for the Blues.
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United moved to appoint him after axing experienced manager Louis van Gaal, who had just secured FA Cup silverware for the club.
But it's safe to say that the Dutchman lost his job after only managing to guide United to fifth place in the Premier League table - subsequently missing out on Champions League football for the new season.
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However, United look set to be a completely different animal under Mourinho.
Carragher, who watched Liverpool finish in eighth position under Jurgen Klopp last term, is worried about the Red Devils.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, he stated: “Mourinho arrives at Old Trafford with a point to prove and, as a Liverpool supporter, it worries me!
“It should also worry the rest of the Premier League — he is coming back to win.”
Premier League managers
Carragher has also insisted that the Premier League now has the best managers in the game.
He continued: “The Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (22 trophies) battling it out with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola (21 trophies). Then there’s Chelsea’s Antonio Conte (three Serie A titles) slugging it out with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp (a dual Bundesliga winner and Champions League finalist) and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (17 trophies).
“It means no other competition can rival England’s big league for expertise and swagger.”
It's safe to say that Carragher should be worried; Mourinho will be desperate to once again prove his credentials in the Premier League and won't rest until he has landed the prestigious honour for his new club.
The dynamic will most definitely change at the Theatre of Dreams over the coming weeks and months, but that should only be a good thing in the club's pursuit of success.
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