Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic believes Mourinho knows what he is doing and should be given time to build a winning team at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have a chance to qualify for the champions league, if they win the Europa League and are just four points behind fourth placed City on the table.
Even though winning the league is out of the question for United, Vidic believes with Mourinho, United are moving in the right direction.
“We are not in the position we would like to be of course but we are fighting for the Champions League,” the Serbian told Man Utd’s official club website.
“Before the season you always think United should compete for the title but it is not easy. Mourinho came and brought in four players, but to build a winning team you need time, six months is not enough, but I do believe the team is growing.
“Mourinho has been in charge of big teams and won trophies in different countries so he has experience and I believe he knows what he is doing.
“I am looking forward to next season, but this season realistically, if we can get Champions League and the cup we won already then we have to be satisfied this year.”