Louis Saha: It is obvious Jose Mourinho wants the Man United job

by Tanveer Arayan

Louis Saha expects Manchester United to replace Louis van Gaal as manager at the end of the season and believes it is obvious Jose Mourinho wants the job.

Man United have struggled to win any silverware under the Dutchman having suffered an early Champions League and Europa League exit without any hopes of a Premier League title.

Van Gaal’s side are currently one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the League, ahead of a tough fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane this weekend, and Saha believes the club should appoint a new manager if they failed to qualify for the Champions League

“Yes, that could be,” he said when whether missing out on the Champions League was the end for van Gaal.

“It is obvious (Jose) Mourinho wants the job. The club is looking for a solution because it has been really hard to see them play some games.

“I’m not going to only blame Louis van Gaal because some big players left the club and the big manager (Sir Alex Ferguson) left the club, so it was going to be hard for anyone.

“All the talk about a new manager is disruptive for young lads who are trying to prove themselves to a manager who could then not be there next season, it is not nice.

“You want to have consistency. It will be nice for the club to keep things quite if they have a decision to make at the end of the season. I think that will be best.”

It is painfully obvious how much Mourinho wants the United job but how he knows he can’t say anything about it in public until something official is said. He’s wanted the job for years and this is his greatest opportunity to get it, yet we’re still unsure whether he will.

Finishing outside of the top four shouldn’t be the milestone by which van Gaal is measured, it needs to be on how the whole two years have gone and unfortunately for the Dutchman it’s simply not worked out. A change is needed to take us forward and that man is Mourinho. Make it happen United.

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