Gary Neville sends Jose Mourinho warning to Man United

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

Gary Neville
Manchester United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has urged Manchester United against sacking Jose Mourinho midway through the Premier League season.

The Red Devils have already found themselves under pressure in the top flight this season after they slumped to their second straight defeat in the top flight on Monday night.

Manchester United were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Monday night to heap further pressure on Mourinho after their defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

The result left the Red Devils with just three points from their opening three Premier League games and crank up the pressure on Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach has cut a frustrated figure at Old Trafford in recent weeks and his side’s poor form has inevitably prompted speculation about his future at the club.

However, Red Devils legend Neville has warned Manchester United against sacking Mourinho midway through the Premier League season, even if the stuttering form continues.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said: “We saw Louis van Gaal sacked after an FA Cup final victory, we saw David Moyes sacked with four games to go of a season, so we are no longer talking about a football club that is behaving as it has historically done.

“I accept these are different times and I accept the difficulties and challenges, but my honest view as I stand here now is that Ed Woodward gave him a contract last season, only seven or eight months ago, and he should see that contract through to the end and do the job.

“You can’t keep jumping around with managers. I hear the third-year Mourinho stories and all the rest of it and you can’t disagree with those stories because there is some history.

“But what I would say is it’s time now for Manchester United to batten down the hatches and for Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward to sort themselves out if there is a problem there.

“Get the team right for the rest of the season because the club is bigger than any individual. They have to get themselves sorted because it’s not a time for in-fighting and politics.”

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

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League since their final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

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