MANCHESTER UNITED fans have been stunned by the links to Gareth Southgate and have responded in hilarious fashion.
The Red Devils sacked Jose Mourinho a week before Christmas after a nightmare season.
United saw poor performances on the pitch culminated with shocking results.
But a key factor was Mourinho’s relationship with players, which was at an all-time low but the time of his dismissal.
Star players such as Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez had been linked with moves away as a result of Mourinho’s cold approach.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arrived on an interim basis but the Telegraph have reported that United chiefs are eyeing a sensational move for England boss Southgate.
The former Middlesbrough coach is famed for his ability to man manage, with England stars enjoying a close relationship with the 48-year-old.
But United fans are not happy with the links, with many taking to social media to express their thoughts.
One fan said: “If Southgate got the job it would be a joke he has only beaten a few pub teams at the World Cup and then they were knocked out by an ageing average Croatia side.”
And another tweeted: “Please leave him with England. I beg you.”
This fan said: “I would rather have Romelu Lukaku as manager!”
And this United fan said: “I will stop following football altogether.”
Another supporter said: “I would rather have David Moyes back.”
However, non-United fans have got some advice for the England boss.
This fan said: “Southgate don’t do it. This team will ruin you. They don’t deserve you mate.”
Another said: “My advice to Gareth Southgate is don’t become a club manager but start a football consulting business helping many clubs and encouraging younger players.
“Being an employed manager is a win lose situation.”