Paul Scholes says a lack of improvement cost Louis van Gaal his job and hopes Ryan Giggs can stay at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils look set to confirm the appointment of Mourinho, with talks continuing between the Portuguese manager’s representatives and United vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Van Gaal was dismissed on Monday and ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes thinks that a lack of improvement from last season eventually cost the Dutchman his job.
He said: “You always feel sorry for someone who loses his job but it didn’t quite work. He got them back into the Champions League in his first year but I don’t think there was any improvement from that.
“United fans expect a certain style of play, attacking, it didn’t come, which hopefully the new manager will bring them.”
Scholes would be disappointed to see Giggs leave the club, with reports suggesting the former winger is considering ending his near 28-year association with the club.
Press Association Sport understands Giggs has an offer to stay on at United, although it is unclear what that role would be having been assistant to Van Gaal.
Scholes added: “If Ryan wants to go away and manage I’m sure he’d be very good at it but I’d be sad if he left the club after more than 20 years. He knows how the club works.
“It depends what Mourinho wants him to do – it’s all down to personal preference.”