Don’t sack Mourinho yet – Gary Neville

Gary Neville has warned Manchester United against sacking Jose Mourinho and insists the club must find stability.

Monday night’s 3-0 defeat to Tottenham saw the Red Devils lose two of their opening three games for the first time in 25 years.

But former United right-back Neville believes the club cannot keep jumping around with managers in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

He told Sky Sports: “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.”

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