In years gone by, Manchester United still relies on Paul Scholes to restore order when things are not going the right way.

And even last night, when he was present at Old Trafford as a pundit brought, at least, some sort of smile back to United supporters’ faces.

The former Manchester United midfielder was quick to respond to the sale of Jose Mourinho scarves outside the ground ahead of the crunch clash with Chelsea yesterday.

When he saw the new merchandise, Scholes allegedly reacted: “I’m not sure what that clown is doing.”

Arguably worse than half-and-half scarves, the new knitwear was complete with the Mourinho’s face and name alongside the Manchester United club badge. The scarves, sold outside within sight of the stadium, were bought by with a handful of fans clearly suggesting who they want at the managerial seat.

Some United fans even were wearing the scarves with banners insisting that it was the perfect time for Mourinho to step in and replace devastated van Gaal.

Mourinho is still waiting in the wings as a favourite candidate to become the next permanent manager at Old Trafford despite being fired by Chelsea earlier this month.

However, the Portuguese manager’s agent Jorge Mendes has now revealed that his client is quite confident of getting a job when he returns from holiday.

Mendes told Sky Sports Italia: “Mourinho is now in Brazil. Let’s see what will happen when he returns.

“Jose has to feel comfortable because he is the No 1 in the world.”

He further said: “Will we see him back in Italy? For now, I am not going to speak about Spain nor England nor Italy. I repeat, he is No 1 and now he is on holiday.”

Yesterday there were reports that Louis van Gaal might have been sacked over the phone if Manchester United lost the home match against Chelsea last night. It was suggested that a conference call between United chief executive Ed Woodward and the club’s American owners will decide the Dutchman’s fate after the match at Old Trafford.

Before the latest draw with Chelsea, the Red Devils suffered four consecutive defeats to leave van Gaal on the brink. Defeats to Stoke, Norwich, Bournemouth and Wolfsburg have seen them hurtle down the league table and also kicked away from the Champions League.

 

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