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Ruud Gullit says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho handles his squad exactly like Sir Alex Ferguson

Date Posted,May 27, 2017

Jose Mourinho has power over his players in the same way Sir Alex Ferguson did.

That’s the opinion of Ruud Gullit, who discussed the Manchester United boss following his triumph in the Europa League.

The Holland legend, who finished his career with Chelsea, hailed the Portuguese for his unique style of management

And picked out the current Wayne Rooney situation as a prime example of how Mourinho asserts control over his team.

Ruud Gullit heaped praise on Mourinho’s man management (Photo: Rex Features)

Rooney has struggled for game time this year despite being the club’s all-time top goal-scorer earning a staggering £250,000 per week.

But Mourinho hasn’t caved under the pressure to play the forward more often, and has instead stuck with what he believes to be his best XI.

Speaking on Football Focus, Gullit said: “You know what I like about this situation with Rooney, that Mourinho is in power, he decides what is happening, not the players.

Sir Alex Ferguson is Manchester United’s most successful boss (Photo: Icon Sport)

“That is what Ferguson did also. He got rid of Jaap Stam – he regretted it, but he got rid of him.

“He also got rid of [David] Beckham when he thought it was right, and I think that is the sign of a great manager.”

Wayne Rooney has found game time difficult to come by this season (Photo: Getty)

Mourinho became the first Man United manager in the club’s rich history to win two major trophies in his debut season.

He guided the Red Devils to victory over Southampton in the EFL Cup back in February before winning the Europa League trophy in May.

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