Lampard: Mourinho can handle Manchester United demands

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is backing Jose Mourinho for the Manchester United job.

Louis van Gaal is under pressure at Old Trafford as United struggle to keep up with the top four and Mourinho told friends over the weekend that he will replace the Dutchman in the summer.

Lampard, who worked under Mourinho during the Portuguese manager’s two spells at Stamford Bridge, told ITV: “I haven’t spoken to him much. I spoke to him briefly when he left Chelsea.

“There’s a bit of a merry-go-round of managers at the minute and I think he’ll probably sit tight for a while and then will end up at a big club somewhere, because he’s a great manager.”

Asked whether that big club might be United, Lampard added: “I think it’s a possibility.

“If Louis van Gaal goes on, which I think he’s said he’s going to leave at the end of the season at the latest, I think Mourinho’s the type of manager that will certainly come into their thinking.

“He could certainly handle a club like that, that’s what he’s about.”

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