Daley Blind comments on reports Jose Mourinho will be new Man United boss

Daley Blind has his say on reports that Jose Mourinho is set to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager

Daley Blind has insisted that he wants Louis van Gaal to stay on as Manchester United’s manager despite the increasing speculation that Jose Mourinho is set to be appointed as the club’s new boss this week.

Van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months following United’s stuttering form and their eventual fifth-placed finish in the Premier League.

Mourinho has been hotly tipped as the leading candidate to take over at Old Trafford for some time and that speculation has gathered further pace in recent days, with many UK news outlets claiming that the Portuguese coach is set to be named as the club’s new manager this week.

Van Gaal led United to their first trophy since 2013 on Saturday as the Red Devils beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

And Blind has underlined his respect for his current manager by insisting that he wants the Dutchman to stay on in charge.

Blind told the gathered media at Wembley after the FA Cup final: “It is a great atmosphere and the team is really close.

“The manager was very happy afterwards, like everybody else.

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“It is the first time I have heard that Jose Mourinho will take over. Do I want Louis van Gaal to stay on as manager? Yes. I just hope the manager stays.”

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