Neville: Manchester United job is Mourinho’s biggest ever challenge

Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in world football, and Jose Mourinho is one of the worlds most successful managers, but despite having a wealth of experience and pedigree, Gary Neville thinks that turning the Old Trafford club around will be the biggest challenge of the Portuguese’s career.

Manchester United got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 win over Leicester, but have since shipped six goals in their last two games, slipping to defeats against Brighton and Tottenham.

While Jose Mourinho went on the attack following the defeat, Gary Neville thinks that the 55-year-old is facing the biggest challenge of his career:

“Jose Mourinho has been the most successful manager along with Pep Guardiola in the last 20 years in football and he is going through a difficult moment now over the last couple of seasons with Manchester United,” Neville told Sky Sports.

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“This is now the biggest task he has had in his life and the biggest challenge he has had in football.

“He has got to come out of it because I have to say I look at the squad and the team and I’m not sure what the best XI is.

“He is going to have to back certain players and just stick with it because at the moment they are changing every game.

“The buck stops with the manager, it always does and it has to. At the moment there doesn’t look to be a balanced outfit there at all.”

Before Monday night’s game, Neville’s sparring partner Jamie Carragher suggested that Mourinho would struggle to get another top job once he finally leaves United.

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