Manchester United have “got to be the best” and appointing Jose Mourinho as manager will help achieve that success, says former defender Phil Neville.
The BBC understands Mourinho, 53, will replace Louis van Gaal, despite United winning the FA Cup on Saturday.
Van Gaal, 64, two seasons into a three-year deal, said last week expectations at Old Trafford were “much too high”.
But Neville, 39, said he “disagrees with that”, adding: “At the moment, Jose is the best man for the job.”
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The former England international, who played for United from 1995-2005 and was first-team coach under David Moyes in 2013-14, told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek: “For as long as I’ve known it you’ve got to be the best at Manchester United.
“Mourinho is a proven winner. United fans want a team challenging for the league title, they don’t want a team finishing in seventh or fifth.”
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The Portuguese won three Premier League titles in two spells at Chelsea and has also won domestic leagues in his homeland, Italy and Spain.
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Source:: BBC UK