Fergie regrets not choosing current United boss Jose Mourinho to be successor after retirement

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Sir Alex Ferguson  admits he got it wrong about current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and insists he is now the right man to succeed him at Old Trafford.

The Special One was one of the names in the mix to replace the Scot when he retired in 2013, but the club hierarchy had doubts about Mourinho’s suitability for the United hot seat.

Fergie had concerns about Mourinho’s confrontational approach, while club legend Sir Bobby Charlton also expressed doubts amid fears the club’s worldwide reputation could be damaged.

Mourinho  then rejoined  Chelsea after three years at Real Madrid, while United chose Everton boss Moyes to kick off the post-Fergie era.

It took Mourinho being sacked by Chelsea and United dispensing with Louis Van Gaal for the Portuguese coach to finally end up at Old Trafford, the job which he is said to have coveted back in 2103.

Mourinho claimed his first trophy in charge of United as the Reds squeezed past Southampton 3-2 in a thrilling EFL Cup final last Sunday.

It was the 23rd major trophy of his managerial career, and despite a difficult start to life at Old Trafford, United look to be getting back to playing attacking football that is producing results.

According to the Daily Mail, Ferguson has privately admitted he wishes the current United boss has replaced him four years ago, but now insists the club have the right man at the helm to move forward.

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