It’s time for Man United to move on from Mourinho, says former Liverpool star

first_img Ander Herrera struggled as a makeshift centre-back against Spurs 2 Contrasting reports have claimed Mourinho has the backing of the club board and will be given time to turn around the team’s poor start to the campaign.But Redknapp believes Man United chiefs can’t afford to allow the bad press currently surrounding Mourinho to harm their club’s brand, and says it’s time to make a change.Speaking about United’s 3-0 defeat to his former club Spurs, Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday: “I think it’s always a tell-tale sign when managers come under severe pressure, or they are having a bad time, when they do strange things when they pick a team.“Picking Ander Herrera in a back-three – that, to me, is bizarre.“He is not a centre-back and he hasn’t got tremendous height. He’s ok pace-wise, but you’re playing against one of the best centre-forwards in Harry Kane! As a back-three they were all over the place. Jose Mourinho shows his frustration during Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford 2 Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester United should SACK Jose Mourinho, saying he’s never been the right fit in charge at Old Trafford.The Red Devils manager is under heavy pressure after suffering his worst ever start to a new league season – United claiming just three points from a possible nine.Back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Tottenham, shipping three goals in each, have led to suggestions the Portuguese is just one defeat away from getting the boot. “They are the sort of things that you do as a manager when you’re under pressure. You make strange decisions.“Against Brighton, for me, it looked like the team weren’t playing for the manager.“You can turn round and say, ‘let’s give him time, let’s give him until the end of his contract’, but you’re damaging a brand here.“I just don’t see how he can turn this around.“That’s not because I think Jose Mourinho is not a good manager, I just don’t think he’s the right manager for Manchester United.“I don’t think his style fits, and he’s never looked happy there.”Listen back to Jamie Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img