Lineker and more: Twitter reacts to Mourinho to Man United speculation

Gary Lineker and Michael Owen take to Twitter to suggest Jose Mourinho could replace Louis van Gaal at Man United after Norwich setback

Manchester United continue to be linked with a move for Jose Mourinho after the axed Chelsea manager underlined his desire to stay in the Premier League.

The 52-year-old is set to stay in the English capital after the defending champions terminated their manager’s contract following a ninth Premier League defeat of the season at Leicester City on Monday.

Mourinho has been touted as a potential replacement for Louis van Gaal following recent criticism of the Manchester United manager.

And the speculation increased as Norwich City edged into a 2-0 lead at Old Trafford in Saturday’s Premier League game.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to talk of Mourinho becoming the next United manager.

Former Everton and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker appears to think such an appointment could be a real possibility:

So does retired Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore:

John Arne Riise states the obvious with United trailing 2-0 at home to Norwich:

Dan Walker’s tweet sums up this season’s Premier League:

Michael Owen reckons Van Gaal’s time is up:

Finally, Robbie Savage keeps his tweet short and sweet:

Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign 'perfect' Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Reece James
Reece James makes vow to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Real Madrid clash
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand picks out two Chelsea FC stars for special praise
Paul Merson
Paul Merson predicts Slavia Prague v Arsenal in Europa League
Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign 'perfect' Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Reece James
Reece James makes vow to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Real Madrid clash
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand picks out two Chelsea FC stars for special praise
Paul Merson
Paul Merson predicts Slavia Prague v Arsenal in Europa League
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