David Moyes sends warning to Man Utd boss over Jose Mourinho

David Moyes warns Louis van Gaal to expect plenty more speculation about his position at Manchester United

The Sport Review staff

David Moyes has warned Louis van Gaal that he must expect the speculation surrounding his future at Manchester United to continue as the Red Devils fight to secure a top-four finish.

The Dutchman has faced plenty of media attention about his position in recent weeks following his side’s stuttering form in the Premier League.

Van Gaal watched his side slump to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon to further dent their hopes of securing a top-four finish.

Jose Mourinho has been touted as a possible successor to Van Gaal at Old Trafford in recent weeks and the latest media reports have claimed that he could even be appointed before the end of the season.

And former United boss Moyes has told Van Gaal to expect plenty more speculation in the coming days.

Moyes said on Sky Sports on Sunday: “I knew Manchester United need to qualify for the Champions League.

“I think Manchester United need to be there. They are a club of status and want to be at that level, if not more. They want to be winning it if they can, nevermind qualifying for it. That’s what happens at Manchester United. It’s that level.”

He continued: “There’s so much media attention on Louis van Gaal just now.

“When I lost my job, he was lauded by everybody in football – by you people, the media and everybody else. Now many of you are the ones saying he should lose his job.

“If you got to Manchester United, that’s what you get. You get an awful lot of media attention, but I still believe I was the right person to take the job.”

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