Diego Forlan believes Manchester United would benefit from the managerial “experience” of Jose Mourinho.
Former United striker Forlan, 36, has backed Mourinho to take over the reins at Old Trafford.
The ex-Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager has been heavily linked with the United job in recent months with current boss Louis van Gaal coming under increasing pressure.
United are currently four points off a top-four spot in the Premier League and could well miss out on Champions League qualification for a second time in three years.
“I think with what they have gone through in the past two years United would be better to have a coach with Mourinho’s experience.” Forlan told 888sport.
Forlan, who spent two years at United between 2002 and 2004, only scored 17 times in 98 appearances for United before leaving for Villarreal in 2004.
The Uruguayan played alongside several great players at Old Trafford, but rates one former England midfielder as the finest.
“The best player was Paul Scholes,” he added.
Commenting on this season’s title race as well as other leagues across Europe, Forlan admitted he wants Leicester to win the Premier League.
“In Spain it is hard to say, Barcelona have a lead in addition to being the best team but Atletico are just behind them so you never know,” Forlan said.
“In Italy, Juventus. In England I would like it to be Leicester. In France, PSG, and Bayern in Germany. It’s hard to say in the Champions League, hopefully it will be Atletico.”