Former Man United star: Why I’d love Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford

Alan Tonge explains why he'd like Jose Mourinho to take over the reins at Manchester United

Alan Tonge has urged Manchester United to sack Louis van Gaal and appoint Jose Mourinho as manager.

The defending Premier League champions parted company with the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager after Chelsea suffered their ninth top-flight defeat of the season on Monday night.

The Blues were left trailing surprise leaders Leicester City by 20 points in the table after the Foxes’s were convincing 2-1 winners against the Premier League holders at King Power Stadium.

Louis van Gaal is facing his own crisis at Old Trafford after the Red Devils extended their winless run to five games following a 2-1 loss to promoted side Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

Former United midfielder Tonge has taken to Twitter to have his say on Mourinho’s sacking and the prospect of the Portuguese head coach taking over at Old Trafford in the future.

The Red Devils are in fourth place and six points adrift of Leicester.

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The west London side are 14 points behind United after their 2-1 loss at the Foxes.

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