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Manchester United fans would rather Klopp than Mourinho – says Murphy

Danny Murphy has claimed that Manchester United fans would rather have Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in charge of their club instead of current Red Devils coach Jose Mourinho.

Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy believes Klopp’s approach to the game would be better suited to Manchester United than the pragmatic style of Mourinho.

“There’s a lot of trouble going on at Manchester United, but I think they will still comfortably finish in the top four this season, no doubt about that,’’ Murphy told Bwin.

“Mourinho has been successful everywhere with his trusted formula, but I think he is feeling an obligation to change that formula at Manchester United.

“You can’t keep that many supporters happy by continuously playing such pragmatic football at Manchester United. This Mourinho team is set up defensively and they aren’t putting teams to bed.

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“I think (Jurgen) Klopp and (Pep) Guardiola would definitely get more out of players like (Paul) Pogba and (Anthony) Martial.

“I think a lot of Manchester United fans will look at the way Klopp has Liverpool playing with such attacking intent and they will be envious.

“Liverpool are always on the front foot, with fast movement and excellent speed of passing.

“More crucially, Liverpool are never in fear of the opposition and they can’t be accused of giving their opponent too much respect. I think Manchester United fans will look at that and wish it was what they were watching at Old Trafford.

“The body language of Manchester United players is reflective of Mourinho’s mood and there does seem to be a discontent within the group.

“The players are lacking energy and confidence and they’re showing their frustration on the pitch. You compare that to Klopp’s enthusiasm, positivity and passion and the contrast is unbelievable.”

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