José Mourinho’s Manchester United turnaround has not quite impressed all of the club’s fans.
Having come through something of a rocky patch earlier in the season, Man United have now gone 17 games unbeaten in all competitions and are now firmly in contention once again for a top four finish and subsequent return to the Champions League.
Despite the run, however, Mourinho’s side have not budged from sixth place in the Premier League table since early November, and one caller to BBC’s 606 radio show is not impressed.
Co-host Robbie Savage was on hand to answer the point made by the aggrieved Man United fan, who was adamant that Man United should look to move Mourinho and Marouane Fellaini on as soon as possible.
According to the caller, the fact that Man United are still in sixth is a perfectly acceptable reason to dispense with Mourinho after only half a season; it’s his view that although they are not losing, too many of the games are being drawn.
When pushed by Savage as to who should replace José at Old Trafford, the fan’s suggestion comes right out of left field and rendered Savage almost speechless…
His proposal of West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis drew something of a stunned reaction from Savage, who could only put his head in his hands at what he was hearing.
Mourinho takes his Man United side to Hull on Thursday for the second leg of their EFL Cup tie. Perhaps a probable appearance in a cup final in his first season at Old Trafford will be enough to endear the manager to the supporter who is already looking to get rid of him.