2:24 Manchester United must stick by Jose Mourinho despite a widening gap from the top four, says Ryan Giggs. Manchester United must stick by Jose Mourinho despite a widening gap from the top four, says Ryan Giggs. Ryan Giggs has backed Jose Mourinho to turn Manchester Uniteds season around and says sacking him will not change anything.
Mourinhos challenge to his players to be in the top four by 2019 may already be over after drawing at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, according to Giggs.
Manchester United squad turn on Jose Mourinho after Crystal Palace draw
The former United captain believes the club “needed to win every game” to achieve that, but has urged the clubs hierarchy to keep Mourinho in charge in order to bring back stability.
“I think Jose gave the right message before the game saying they will end up in the top four. I don’t think it would have been acceptable at the start of the season, and certainly the start of last season, to say the top four is achievable, because he will have wanted to challenge for the title with the money that has been spent. That’s where United need to be.
Last week, Jose Mourinho challenged his Manchester United side to surge into the top four by the start of 2019 – but their charge immediately stalled with a goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
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