Jamie Carragher: Why Jose Mourinho isn’t perfect for Man United

Jamie Carragher explains why he doesn't believe Jose Mourinho would be a good appointment for Manchester United

Jamie Carragher doesn’t believe Jose Mourinho would be a good fit for Manchester United.

The 52-year-old is being touted as a potential candidate to replace Louis van Gaal if the Dutch coach can’t revive United’s stalling Premier League campaign after a six-game winless run.

United are that desperate to get back to winning trophies they’re forgetting the principles that have made the club

Jamie Carragher

Mourinho is a free agent after Chelsea sacked their legendary manager on Thursday afternoon following their ninth defeat in 16 Premier League games at King Power Stadium last week.

The two-time Champions League winner was linked with the United job after Sir Alex Ferguson retired in May 2013 before the Red Devils appointed former Everton boss David Moyes.

Liverpool legend Carragher explained why Mourinho would be a panic appointment for the 20-time English champions.

“Is Jose the perfect fit for United? I’d say no,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“If I imagine United over the past 50 years and what they’re about, it includes winning trophies, and Jose massively ticks that box.

“But bringing young players through, playing exciting football and going for every game. He doesn’t tick those boxes.

“If Mourinho is the manager that they go for, it will show the fear that United’s board and some of the supporters have of other teams getting away from them and [the possibility of] Guardiola going to Manchester City.

“They’re that desperate to get back to winning trophies they’re forgetting the principles that have made the club what it is over the past 50 years.”

The Red Devils crashed out of the Champions League earlier this month after a 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg.

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Van Gaal’s United side are in fifth place and nine points behind leaders Leicester City after their 2-1 loss to Norwich.

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