Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle has backed Jose Mourinho to sign "a lot of players" for Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The Portuguese tactician took charge at Old Trafford after he replaced Louis van Gaal, who was sacked just days after he guided the Red Devils to FA Cup triumph.

The German international joined Chelsea in 2013 and played under Mourinho for one-and-a-half seasons. Lack of playing time under the then Blues' boss led the west London club to sanction his sale, which saw Schurrle join the Bundesliga outfit in the 2015.

United already completed the signing of Eric Bailly as the Ivory Coast defender arrived in England from Villarreal. The 20-time English champions are reportedly closing in on completing deals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

"He expects a lot of his players. He will probably buy a lot players that suit him and how he wants to play and we will see how they get on," Schurrle told the Express.

"If you do what he wants and play well, it's easy. But sometimes he wants a lot of you and it's difficult. He is a very demanding manager."

The World Cup winner with Germany failed to impress Mourinho. Despite that, Schurrle remains confident that the former Real Madrid manager is the right candidate to bring United back on top.

"I think it's good for Manchester United. He's a good manager and he knows how to win things. I think he will do well at Manchester United," he said.

"He did well at Chelsea when he was there and the team was a mirror image of the manager. He's a winner and he knows how to win."