ARSENAL LEGEND TELLS MANCHESTER UNITED TO APPOINT WENGER AS NEW MANAGER

Jose Mourinho has had a tough start to the campaign in his third year as Manchester United manager.

The Portuguese has been labelled to be too pragmatic in his approach to the game and has come under intense criticisms as United have already lost three games in the Premier League this season.

Despite the 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle during the weekend, pressure is still mounting on Mourinho’s job and many are calling for his sack.

Interestingly, Arsenal legend Paul Merson thinks it will be a good idea for former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to replace Mourinho as United boss.

Wenger, 68, left his job as Arsenal boss at the end of last season after over two decades at the club, and Merson believes he can help revive Manchester United.

He told Sky Sports: “Seriously, that’s not the worst idea in the world. You’ve got to look at what Wenger did.

“You don’t have to go out and buy £70m to £80m players with some of the gems he’s got over time.

“It’s not a bad shout. Sometimes you just need a fresh start.”

While Gary Neville seems to be in support of Mourinho, another Manchester United legend Paul Scholes doesn’t seem to support the United manager.

After the comeback against Newcastle, Scholes said: “He has to realise after seven, eight games in the season they were 10th in the league. They’re eighth.

“This is Man United. It’s a team we expect to be in the Champions League. We expect to be challenging to win the league. Being 8th, 9th 10th in the league isn’t good enough. You have to expect a bit of stick.”