Paul Merson makes huge claim about Jose Mourinho and Man United

Paul Merson explains why Manchester United must appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager

Paul Merson says Jose Mourinho is the best choice to revive Manchester United’s ailing fortunes.

The axed Chelsea manager has been heavily linked with Louis van Gaal’s position at Old Trafford after a disappointing season for the Red Devils.

United’s 3-2 defeat by West Ham on Tuesday night means Van Gaal is relying on Manchester City to slip up against Swansea City on Sunday to secure a top-four spot.

Mourinho hasn’t returned to management since the 52-year-old was sacked by Chelsea in December following a disastrous start to the defence of the Premier League crown.

Former Arsenal playmaker Merson believes Mourinho is the best choice to replace Louis van Gaal and restore United to their former glory.

“I think that will be it, he will be gone, and Jose Mourinho will be the next manager,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“If they want to get anywhere near where they want to be, they need to do it quickly, and there is no manager that can do things quickly like Mourinho.

“”His impact is very quick and that’s what United want. Van Gaal has a year left on his contract and if you keep him and then three months into the next season he is not doing well then whoever comes in takes over a struggling team, that’s no good.

“The change needs to be made now, Jose Mourinho is the only man for Manchester United, the only man who can bring quick success.”

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The Red Devils still have a FA Cup final to look forward to later this month where United will face Crystal Palace in the final at the home of English football, Wembley.

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