Peter Schmeichel comments on Man United’s Jose Mourinho appointment

Peter Schmeichel says Jose Mourinho could be the man to save Manchester United...

Peter Schmeichel believes that Jose Mourinho could be the man to “save” Manchester United as the Red Devils edge closer towards appointing the Portuguese coach as their new manager.

The former Chelsea boss is hotly tipped to be announced as the club’s new manager on Tuesday after the Red Devils sacked Louis van Gaal on Monday.

Mourinho’s future has been a relentless source of speculation since his sacking by Chelsea back in December.

But it now appears that he is set for an immediate return to the Premier League as he bids to steer Manchester United back on track.

Van Gaal was dismissed after his side failed to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League despite winning the FA Cup on Saturday.

And former United goalkeeper Schmeichel says that Mourinho could be the man to reverse the Red Devils’ fortunes.

Speaking to BBC Sport on Monday, the former shot-stopper said: “On the top of Mourinho’s list was always Manchester United, now he has the opportunity.

“Mourinho is not an easy call to make for the owners and leaders because if he was the right man, he would have been picked before, that was the obvious choice,” said Schmeichel.

“He has fallen out with a director of football at a club, a president, a team doctor. He has done things that are not in the way Manchester United wants the football club to run.

“All these issues would have been brought up and I am sure it will have been run by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. Without them saying ‘yes’ to him, it would not happen. Therefore if he comes in he is a good choice.

“He will be prepared and ready to do it but he has to go back to the values of the football club – a very strong team consisting of exciting players which are creating chances and scoring goals. All that has been missing.

“Now they have a guy that is supposed to be the biggest manager in the world, the one that really could save Manchester United. It has been a brave decision but one that is long overdue.”

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