Jamie Redknapp sends blunt message to Man United boss over Jose Mourinho

Jamie Redknapp has a stark warning for under-pressure Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal...

Jamie Redknapp has told Louis van Gaal that he must accept that Jose Mourinho will continue to be linked with the Manchester United job if his team struggle to perform.

The Dutchman watched his side slump to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they dropped yet more points in the race for a top-four finish.

The result left United in fifth place in the Premier League table and six points behind bitter local rivals Manchester City in fourth heading into the final 12 games of the season.

Mourinho has been touted as a possible successor to Van Gaal should United decide to part company with their current boss following the Red Devils’ stuttering form this season.

And Redknapp says that Van Gaal cannot have any complaints about the speculation due to his side’s poor form.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp said: Louis van Gaal has been upset by all the talk about Manchester United lining up Jose Mourinho as their next manager. After losing to Sunderland, what else does he expect?

“You can’t spend £300m, have another poor year and still think your employers don’t need a contingency plan.

“And this isn’t a campaign to get him out. It’s just hard facts. United have their lowest ever points tally at this stage of a season and, Arsenal aside, they have lost to teams they really should be beating.

“After 27 years with one manager, United won’t want to become a club that quickly rattles through them. But right now it’s no wonder they’re planning for a future without Van Gaal.”

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