The Red Devils have been linked with a move to appoint Mourinho as their next manager after Louis van Gaal was sacked by the 20-time English champions on Monday night just days after their FA Cup success.
Giggs was working as Van Gaal’s assistant during the Dutchman’s two-year tenure at Old Trafford, while the Welshman was also a part of David Moyes’s doomed set-up at United.
However, former Liverpool striker Collymore is tipping Mourinho to turn to ex-Valencia manager and current England coach Neville to help restore United to the pinnacle of Premier League football.
“Mourinho likes him, respected his move to a tough Valencia job and feels he has way more credibility with United fans than the romantic option of Ryan Giggs,” Collymore told BoyleSports.
“Do I believe Giggs will be embraced by Jose though? Of course he will but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Jose calmly cajoles Giggs to go out and ‘find his own way’ while bringing in Neville in some capacity to United.”
Collymore added: “I personally think that would be tremendously exciting for United, a club legend, already in the thick of a coaching experience with England, angry and hungry to prove the doubters wrong who’ve suggested he’s great with giant TVs but not with real players.”
Van Gaal ended United’s three-year trophy drought thanks to a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013.
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