Gary Neville urges Manchester United to stick with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged his club to show their support towards manager Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils recently suffered a second straight league defeat as Tottenham Hotspur humbled them by a 3-0 scoreline but Neville believes the club should continue backing the Portuguese tactician.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Neville admitted that Mourinho has the history of underperforming during his third season with his former sides but he does not want the repeat of the same at Old Trafford, he said: “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. 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.”

Before the summer transfer deadline, Mourinho acknowledged that United could have a tough season ahead with the limited spending done and this has certainly become the case with United suffering their worst ever start to the Premier League season since 1992. The central defence, in particular, has underperformed with seven goals shipped from just three matches but United have likewise struggled further up the field.

Romelu Lukaku stood out upfront with 29 goals during the previous campaign but he has looked far off from the same form despite scoring once in three appearances this term. In each of those games, Lukaku has been guilty of missing a clear-cut opportunity on goal and this has certainly added to the frustration among the supporters. United are presently 13th in the standings with just three points and they can return to winning ways when they face Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.