Cape Town - Under pressure Manchester United's under pressure coach, Louis van Gaal, has received a vote of confidence from an unlikely source.
Jose Mourinho believes that Louis van Gaal is the man to lead Manchester United back to the top according to the London Evening Standard.
United have spent £150 million on new talent during the summer transfer window but have not managed to start of their league campaign in any better fashion than they ended last season's in.
Mourinho has taken the odd stance of backing his rival to succeed.
“He is one of the best managers in the world, so I think he is a man with great experience for the job. Manchester United is a big team, he is a big manager, so I think they will do well together.” said the "Special One".
Chelsea, under the expert care of the Portuguese mentor, are already seven points ahead of Van Gaal's United.
“It’s a direction we tried to establish since the beginning of last season, but our squad now is different. We have different qualities now in our players." said Mourinho.
"The second season normally is a good season for a manager because you come from one season of work and you can choose a better direction you want to go and we feel comfortable and we feel happy the way we are doing things.
“Are we going to lose matches? Obviously, yes, but in this moment we are getting results and we are enjoying our style of play.”