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:
Manchester United are losing at home to Norwich. Mourinho for United anyone?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 19, 2015
So does retired Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore:
The calls for a manager who’s just stated he’s ‘staying in England and is fresh for the next challenge” will grow at Old Trafford…
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 19, 2015
John Arne Riise states the obvious with United trailing 2-0 at home to Norwich:
Someone in Manchester could be in trouble if it stays like this….
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) December 19, 2015
Dan Walker’s tweet sums up this season’s Premier League:
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) December 19, 2015
Michael Owen reckons Van Gaal’s time is up:
I just lobbed on Sportlobster: https://t.co/COvpgcMve0 Van Gaal is on borrowed time as I've been saying for a while. Jose or Giggs next?
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) December 19, 2015
Finally, Robbie Savage keeps his tweet short and sweet:
Wow wow 0500909693 ,,,, LVG ? @bbc606
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) December 19, 2015