Gary Neville uses Chelsea FC to make point about Man United

Gary Neville has his say on Jose Mourinho's future at Man United this season

Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Neville believes that Manchester United should not look to start regularly changing managers as has been the case at Chelsea FC.

Jose Mourinho has already found himself under considerable pressure this season after his side slumped to their second straight defeat of the Premier League season on Monday night.

Manchester United were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Monday night to leave them with only three points to show from their opening three games this term.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure at Old Trafford so far this season and the Red Devils’ stuttering form has inevitably prompted some uncertainty about the Portuguese coach’s future at the club.

However, Red Devils legend Neville feels that Manchester United should stand behind their manager and not get sucked into a change of philosophy at Old Trafford.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said: “He saw the end of his contract at Inter Milan, he saw the end of his contract at Porto and he saw the end of his contract at Real Madrid.

It’s only at Chelsea, which is a club of madness, where this has happened. At Inter Milan, Porto and Real Madrid he saw it to the end so let’s not rewrite history. At Chelsea, everybody dies a little bit early. It’s that type of club, he’s not on his own there.

“It was tough for him at Real Madrid and he got through to the end of the season. I don’t see it happening during the season.

“To suggest that Manchester United are like Chelsea is not right. I have to say Manchester United still do things slightly differently.

“In the last few years there has been an erosion of the beliefs. Jamie Carragher said last week the morals and traditions and bringing through British kids has gone out of the window when they sacked David Moyes and brought in Louis van Gaal.

“I get that and I understand that, but it is still too early – three games into the season – to start suggesting there should be a change of manager.

“Nothing could be further from the truth. It has to be that Jose Mourinho is allowed to go through and complete this season. If he does well he should go through the next season as well, which is when his contract runs out.”

Manchester United will now look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Burnley away from home on Sunday.

The Red Devils are aiming to try and win the Premier League title this season after having finished in second place and without a trophy last term.

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