Jose Mourinho has dedicated his first piece of silverware as Manchester United Manager to former boss Louis Van Gaal.
Mourinho chose not to be arrogant in victory and at his post match conference he acknowledged that it was due to LVG’s side winning the FA Cup last season the Red Devils were able to take part in the Community Shield and subsequently win it.
“I want to dedicate the victory to Louis van Gaal because without him we would not be here today celebrating. He won the FA Cup to allow us to win this,” Mourinho said. “I have left many trophies to win after me. I won trophies and I left the club and no-one realized they were there because of me. I remember that this trophy I win because somebody won before me and allowed me to win. I dedicate to him and my seven players who weren’t involved. They have worked very hard but I have to make choices.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the hero for Manchester United as he netted the winner against Leicester City after Jamie Vardy cancelled out Jesse Lingard’s opener to hand Jose Mourinho his first title as Red Devils manager.