Ray Wilkins: Why Jose Mourinho should take Man United job now

Ray Wilkins says Jose Mourinho should take over Manchester United as soon as possible

Ray Wilkins says Jose Mourinho shouldn’t wait until the end of the season to take over at Manchester United.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford role over the past months following a number of abject results for Louis van Gaal’s side.

If I was Mourinho and given the opportunuity to take over at Man United, I would take it tomorrow

Ray Wilkins

The Red Devils started their week with a 2-1 defeat by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light before Danish champions Midtjylland were 2-1 winners against United in the Europa League.

Two-time Champions League winner Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after a disastrous start to the defence of their Premier League crown.

Former Chelsea and United midfielder Wilkins reckons Mourinho has nothing to lose if he takes over the reins at Old Trafford before the end of the season.

“He won’t go to Inter. It is Roberto Mancini’s gig for the next couple of years,” Wilkins told BT Sport.

“If I was Mourinho and given the opportunuity to take over at Man United, I would take it tomorrow and not wait until the end of the season. He can only win. He can’t lose.”

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The 20-time English champions make the trip to League One side Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fifth round at Monday night.

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