Jamie Redknapp sends blunt message to Man United boss Jose Mourinho
Jamie Redknapp says the success of Jose Mourinho's first season at Manchester United is dependant on the Red Devils winning the Europa League
Jamie Redknapp has warned Jose Mourinho that his season and reputation at Manchester United “rests” on next week’s Europa League final.
The Red Devils played out a goalless draw with Southampton on Wednesday night to leave Mourinho’s men in sixth place in the Premier League table.
Their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish are now over and the Red Devils’ last chance will come when they take on Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm next Wednesday night.
And former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp believes that it has been a massively disappointing season for Mourinho thus far at Old Trafford following his appointment last summer.
Speaking on Sky Sports after Wednesday’s game, Redknapp said: “I think his reputation almost rests on next Wednesday.
“If they lose it’s been a massively disappointing season.
“They’re 25 points behind Chelsea. They are no better than last season. They look pedestrian. There’s no excitement when I watch Man United.
“If they win, great season. Champions League and two trophies.
“If they don’t, [it’s been] majorly disappointing because of the money they spent in the summer and the way the team plays. They get outrun and outworked by every team – it’s not just me saying it, it’s the stats.”
Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday afternoon before travelling to Sweden for their Europa League final showdown with Ajax next week.