Man Utd legends split over Jose Mourinho… so who is backing him and who wants him sacked?

ONE of the stories of the Premier League season so far as we approach the halfway stage is the future of Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United boss, 55, has had all eyes glued to him this season… something he's quite used to by now.

Man Utd legends split over Jose Mourinho… so who is backing him and who wants him sacked?EPA10 The future of Jose Mourinho for now is still very much up in the air

But it's not been for hilarious press conferences or superb on-pitch performances.

Instead, United's season has been blighted by rows, a "mole" and a series of dreadful performances, with the club struggling 14 points adrift of noisy neighbours Manchester City.

Talk of Mourinho being sacked has cooled in recent weeks, but there's no doubting his job is very much on the line.

But not even Old Trafford legends seem to know what the future holds for Mourinho – whose dated, defensive style of play has inspired the rage of fans.

Man Utd legends split over Jose Mourinho… so who is backing him and who wants him sacked?AFP10 Jose Mourinho has been under pressure since the first day of the season
Man Utd legends split over Jose Mourinho… so who is backing him and who wants him sacked?10 Man United legends are split over the future of Jose Mourinho

From Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs to Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand, seemingly every ex-United star has an opinion… but do they want him backed or do they want him sacked?

PAUL SCHOLES – Sack
Man Utd legends split over Jose Mourinho… so who is backing him and who wants him sacked?PA:Press Association10 Paul Scholes has been one of Jose Mourinho's fiercest critics

WE all know what side Scholes is on, recently calling Mourinho an "embarrassment" and saying he's amazed Jose is still in a job.

On the boss, Scholes claimed: "He's coming out in press conferences and constantly having a go at players, having a go at people above him because he's not getting what he wants.

"I think his mouth is out of control and he's embarrassing the club. It's like he wants to get the sack."

GARY NEVILLE – Back
Man Utd legends split over Jose Mourinho… so who is backing him and who wants him sacked?AFP10 Gary Neville seems to want Jose Mourinho to stay at the club

NEVILLE has had plenty of chance to have his say on Mourinho in his role as Sky Sports pundit – but appears to want Jose to be given more time.

Recently he said: "I do think this is a blip on his career, but it’s just the confrontation that’s a problem openly on the training pitch and with the media.

"I think he needs to settle down. Manchester United is not that type of club.

"There is still that Bobby Charlton influence in the board room where you can’t do that. He just needs to settle down."

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