Paul Scholes vows to reserve judgement on Jose Mourinho for at least 48 hours


Saying that he would give the Portuguese coach the requisite time before admonishing him, Paul Scholes today vowed to reserve judgement on Jose Mourinho until at least 48 hours into his Manchester United reign.

Speaking after reports emerged that the former Chelsea coach has agreed to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, the former Manchester United midfielder and current television pundit promised to give Mourinho the opportunity to impress him.

“As a professional I don’t want to be hasty. I’ll give him a chance to prove himself in his first two days before I begin criticising him,” said the 36-year-old, adding that he may even wait 56 hours before repeatedly calling the manager’s playing style boring.

“Everyone deserves the chance to stake their claim and I’m a fair man. I have no qualms with giving him a whole weekend to prove himself, his reputation has earned that respect.”

At press time, Scholes revealed that he would also hold off until at least a week into Mourinho’s tenure before leaking insider information from the club.

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