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Manager Watch: Mourinho vs. Guardiola

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Jose Mourinho should replace Louis van Gaal at Man United - Sheringham

Jose Mourinho would be an excellent choice to take over at Manchester United, according to the club's Champions League-winning striker Teddy Sheringham.

Sheringham, who scored in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, said that the Portuguese would be good for the club if he understands the task of taking over at Old Trafford.

"I think he would have to understand where he's at and what the club demands of players, but then that means getting new players in and players to suit what is needed," he told the Daily Express.

The former England striker also admitted that he would make a managerial change imminently at United, blaming Louis van Gaal for the team's struggles.

"I think Mourinho would be very good for Manchester United at the moment. I think he has a belief that he's big enough and bright enough for the Manchester United job and I think that's what's needed to take over now.

"I'm sure there are other names -- Diego Simeone's doing very well at Atletico to name one -- and I'm sure the club are looking all over to find the best, because they deserve the best and need the best."

Van Gaal is under pressure with his team outside the Premier League's top four and out of European competition despite his squad re-building.

The Dutchman's summer changes included bringing in Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian. While the likes of Nani, Robin van Persie, Rafael Da Silva, Jonny Evans and Javier Hernandez were all shown the door for under £8 million each.

The new-look squad has failed to impress Sheringham, who added: "I haven't really been impressed with anyone this season -- [David] De Gea's probably the only one. But that only means everyone else is underachieving, if the only one you can pick out is the goalkeeper, so that needs to change to be optimistic about United's chances.

"When you're not impressed by anyone but the goalkeeper, that has got to be down to the manager and his way of getting them to produce their best football. I would make the change and get someone else in and get someone to make that happen."

Arindam is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @ARejSport.

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