Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke says the feeling at Manchester United is completely different to six months ago thanks to manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho arrived at United in July 2016 with the task of restoring the club’s former glories following a furstrating three seasons since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and short, unseccesful tenures from David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.
Both Moyes and Van Gaal had to deal with reports of squad disharmony and unhappiness with their training methods and the philosophies they tried to instill in the players and while Yorke now operates as an outsider, he said his fleeting glimpses into the club this season provided a much different outlook than in previous years.
“They seem to have that mojo back,” Yorke, who scored 65 goals for Manchester United, told TalkSport.
“I went in to the club yesterday and the change and contrast in that club from six months ago is enormous.
“You speak to people behind the scenes and they are so much happier, there is so much confidence.
“The change is like, wow, is this the same place as six months ago?”
Yorke said there had been a big swing in player morale at the club and predicted that there could still be a special ending to come for United this season.
“The players are enjoying training, they are looking forward to it the next day,” Yorke said.
“These players are really focused and sensing something really special is about to happen at Manchester United.”