Sharp words from the senior statesman of the Premier League as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has accused sManchester United of being “disrespectful” to manager Louis van Gaal by not doing anything to to damper speculation about the Dutchman’s future.
A six-match winless run and a group stage Champions League exit has put van Gaal under immense pressure, and that pressure has intensified since Jose Mourinho was fired by Chelsea. There have been reports out of Portugal that Mourinho has already signed a contract to take over at Old Trafford.
Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes though says there has been no official approach from Manchester United, with some Old Trafford board members reportedly put off by the Portuguese’s prickly style.
When asked if he could see Mourinho replacing van Gaal at Old Trafford, Wenger replied:
“I do not want to go into a world of speculation.
“I personally have a huge respect for Louis van Gaal and I think what is going on there is disrespectful.
“This guy has worked for 30 years in football and has delivered unbelievable quality of work. I think it is a bit disrespectful what is going on there.
“I think a lot has been made on that (Mourinho’s departure), and I do not need to add anything.
“I do not want anyone to lose their job, my personal feelings on that front is that it is always sad when someone loses their job.”