Fulham boss says Mourinho used to be first to message him after closing month’s appointment
Final Updated: 06/12/18 three:00pm
Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri insists Saturday’s opponents Manchester United remain one in every of the righteous Premier League teams below the “implausible” Jose Mourinho.
United are winless in four league matches, and host a Fulham aspect who take a seat bottom of the table despite taking four points from three games below Ranieri.
Despite United’s blip, Ranieri insists Fulham aloof desire a safe efficiency as he prepares to face Mourinho, whom he says used to be the most main supervisor to message him upon his appointment at Craven Cottage closing month.
“Jose is an gracious man, he used to be the most main to send me a message to claim, ‘Welcome support’. He’s a if truth be told obliging perfect friend,” Ranieri said of the supervisor who replaced him at Chelsea support in 2004.
“I do know him from a actually prolonged time previously, when he came in at Chelsea. He used to be very polite with me in every moment.
“United are one in every of the righteous teams in the Premier League, and in the Champions League they’ve done a if truth be told factual job.
“We want to produce a level. We comprehend or now not it is laborious but nothing is impossible. For us this would possibly maybe maybe per chance well also be complicated, we have to produce a safe efficiency.”
Ranieri loved a three-2 victory over Southampton in his first sport responsible, sooner than dropping to archaic club Chelsea and drawing at home to Leicester, the club he won the Premier League with support in 2016.
Despite the indisputable fact that the four points own now not lifted Fulham off the underside of the league, the real fact they in the mean time are one level in the support of Huddersfield in seventeenth has confirmed they’re making improvements to, in step with Ranieri.
“We own played three factual matches. We’re a piece in development. One level is a lot greater than nothing,” Ranieri said.
“We conceded a aim in our most practical moment, as a result of after we created yet every other two mammoth possibilities, but they additionally had mammoth possibilities.
“My gamers are very concentrated to strive and accomplish what I desire. Unnecessary to claim, the focus is now not fully the a hundred per cent I would possibly maybe well admire, but we’re working in this style.”
“I’m very assured with my gamers. In the event you stare the three matches, we improved every match a diminutive bit extra, a diminutive bit extra.
“I do know there is heaps of work to accomplish but we’re in a factual intention.”