Paul Scholes welcomes Jose Mourinho to Manchester United

Paul Scholes has joked that Jose Mourinho has now joined “a proper football club” after being officially appointed as Manchester United‘s new manager on Friday morning.

The former Chelsea boss has signed an initial three-year contract at Old Trafford, replacing Louis van Gaal, who exited the Premier League club with an FA Cup trophy to his name.

Scholes, who played for Man United between 1991 and 2013, has claimed that Mourinho’s “track record of winning trophies” will restore a winning mentality to the Red Devils.

“Who knows? We all thought Van Gaal was a good fit two years ago and it didn’t quite happen for him. Mourinho has obviously managed big clubs before. Now he has come to a proper big club and there is expectation there,” Scholes told talkSPORT.

“He has messed around with these Mickey Mouse clubs - Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan - and now it looks like he is coming to a proper football club. I’m only joking, of course! He has managed big clubs and he has got a track record of winning trophies.

 “United should be challenging for trophies but it is the style of football that has been the big problem for the last two years and if he can get players in that are likely to entertain then the fans will be happy.”

Mourinho will not face an official press conference until after Euro 2016.

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