Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic says his old club faces a huge dilemma over Louis van Gaal’s successor.
Van Gaal’s position has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks, with his assistant Ryan Giggs and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho the reported front-runners to replace him should the United board decide to act over the next few months.
“I like the idea of Giggsy, but Mourinho has had success in the past,” Vidic, who has retired after a spell with Inter Milan, told BBC Sport.
“It’s a hard choice. Is Giggsy ready or not? He knows. The club knows. I believe they will have an honest conversation.
“I want someone who knows the club and does the best for the club. I shared a dressing room with (Giggs). I know he will do that.
“Mourinho plays football in a certain way, that is well known, but I definitely respect Mourinho as a manager. He is one of the greatest ever, along with Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson.”
Vidic, who announced his retirement as a player in January, is keen to get into management himself and admits managing United one day would be “a dream”.
“If you ask any United player if they want to be manager one day, they will say ‘yes’, but I am a long way from that.”