“In this case, he arrived and he found the team also in a good period, a good period of

results. I think he’s doing very well.” Mourinho’s comments are very positive on the face

of things, but the Portuguese does appear to be playing down Fernandes’ impact

somewhat when you read between the lines.

As aforementioned, Mourinho suggests that United’s good form has helped the former

Sporting Lisbon star hit the ground running.