Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has urged the club not to sack manager Jose Mourinho, despite a recent dip in form. Man United are currently without a win in four matches, but Giggs believes that sacking Mourinho would only serve to deepen the club’s ongoing woes.
Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson passed the torch to David Moyes in 2013, frequent spells of poor results have become a recurring theme at Old Trafford. What was once a fortress has now become a ground in which smaller clubs seek to pick up points. The never say die attitude that once ran through the very heart of club, has been replaced by a squad severely lacking identity.
Man United’s problems run far deeper than both fans and pundits previously thought, and while the club continues to excel on the stock market, it’s staff and players remain embroiled in a never ending soap opera. Some have insisted that United need a ‘Director of Football’, others have suggested a squad overhaul. The loudest voices however, are calling for current manager Jose Mourinho to be axed.
Mourinho is well known for failing to plan for the long term, and his customary ‘difficult third season’ appears to be well under way. Despite this however, the enigmatic Portuguese is not without his admirers.
Earlier this week, Ryan Giggs shared his thoughts on the current saga that persists at his former club, and the Wales manager believes that sacking Mourinho is certainly not the answer to United’s problems.
“I believe he [Mourinho] should keep his job,” said Giggs. “They’re going through a tough time at the moment, but change now then you’re in the same position in a year, two years, quite possibly.
“I think the problem of late has been forward planning. Just take stock, they’re going through a tough time but, no, my stance hasn’t changed.”
Man United are set to take on Newcastle United this afternoon. So far this season the Red Devils have won just three of their seven league fixtures, leaving them 10th in the Premier League table. The Red Devils managed to beat Newcastle 4-1 at home last season, but suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park at their most recent meeting back in February.