Dimitar Berbatov has decided to sit on the fence when asked whether Jose Mourinho will lead Tottenham to a trophy before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wins one at Manchester United.
Since replacing Mourinho in the Old Trafford hot seat, Solskjaer has proved plenty of critics wrong with regards to his progress on and off the pitch.
The Norwegian coach now has the Red Devils playing a brand of fast-flowing, attacking football that saw them finish in third place, with several of United’s young talents thriving under his stewardship.
Mourinho has a mixed record since replacing Mauricio Pochettino at the helm in North London but there were signs after the restart that the team was adapting to the Portuguese coach’s ideas.
Both United and Spurs have been busy in the transfer market so far as Mourinho and Solsjkjaer continue to put their imprint on their respective squads.
When asked who will a trophy first, Berbatov insisted that both clubs needed silverware and he would be happy if either of his former clubs wins a trophy.
When posed the question during an interview with Stadium Astro, the Bulgarian responded: “I am sure both of them is going to try and win something, it doesn’t matter what. Just go and win something. It’s going to be good for morale, for the player, for you and for everyone.
“Who is going to be the first? I don’t know. Whoever it is, I will be happy. I have played for both teams. I play against teams Jose Mourinho used to manage. I trained with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when I was at United. So, I’ll be happy whoever wins it first.”
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For all the criticism that has been levelled at Mourinho for the job he did at Manchester United, the fact remains that he is the only United manager to win any silverware since Sir Alex left and also led them to a second-place finish. I believe Jose’s vast experience gives us an advantage over Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal in the race for the top four, with Lampard, Solskjaer and Arteta very much continuing to learn their trade as managers.
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