During his eight years at Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel was part of some excellent teams under Sir Alex Ferguson and had a front row seat to their trademark vibrant style of play.
When speaking to Sport360 at a recent event in Dubai for the club’s official paint partners, Kansai Paint, the legendary keeper voiced his excitement at the current team’s set up under Jose Mourinho.
“What’s happening at United now is really good but we got some way to go. We went 14 games without defeat and then we lost at Hull City but we managed to qualify for the final.”
“The way that Jose is setting it up now, instead of defending, we’re going for 2-0 and 3-0. It’s starting to give a real opportunity for a return to the very top. I’m very optimistic about the future. I think the players that were signed in the summer were the right signings.”
Tom Heaton who began his career with United has enjoyed a stellar season for Burnley but while acknowledging the 30-year-old’s form, he refused to name the keepers who standout in the league.
“I won’t name names. The Premier League has good goalkeepers everywhere. What do you expect? Bad goalkeepers?”
The Dane also had a brief stint at Manchester City where Claudio Bravo hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts to English football.
Schmeichel didn’t have a solution for the blue half of Manchester but posed them another question instead.
“Fortunately, it’s not my problem (Bravo). It’s Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s problem and they have to sort it out. But I just have one question – what was wrong with Joe Hart?”
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