Ronald Koeman makes bold claim about Jose Mourinho and Man Utd

Ronald Koeman says Manchester United didn't deserve to win the FA Cup if this happened in lead up to final

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ronald Koeman has questioned Manchester United’s handling of Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils named the Portuguese coach as their new manager on Friday morning after months of speculation linking Mourinho with Louis van Gaal’s position.

The Dutchman was sacked just days after he led United to their first piece of silverware in three years following a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

Southampton manager Koeman, who has been previously linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, insists United didn’t deserve to win the FA Cup if the Reds Devils had lined up Van Gaal’s sacking and Mourinho’s appointment ahead of the Wembley showpiece.

“I have watched the process around Louis and Jose Mourinho from a distance,” Koeman told Daily Mirror.

“For months we were all reading that Mourinho was busy with Manchester United. If Louis was not told about getting the sack until after the FA Cup final, then Manchester United as a club don’t deserve a medal for the way they treated him.”

Mourinho was sacked by 2015 champions Chelsea in December following a dreadful start to the defence of their Premier League campaign.

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