Vidic: Mourinho knows what he is doing

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic believes the club and the fans must have patience with manager Jose Mourinho.

United are currently fifth in the Premier League table with eight games to go, even though many expected the club to challenge for the title when they hired Mourinho at the start of the season.

Vidic, who won five Premier League trophies and a Champions League with the Red Devils between 2006 and 2014, feels the Portuguese mentor is on the right path to make the club title contenders again.

The Serbian told Manchester United's official club website: "We are not in the position we would like to be of course but we are fighting for the Champions League spot.

"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."