Twitter reacts to outlandish Tim Sherwood to Manchester United claim

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Aston Villa fans were among those to express their bemusement at Paul Parker's suggestion as a Louis van Gaal replacement.

Paul Parker is fondly remembered at Manchester United for his role in the title winning sides in '93 and '94, but his latest comment will have even his biggest fans scratching their heads.

The former England international wrote in his Eurosport column that he would prefer to see Tim Sherwood as Manchester United boss than Jose Mourinho.

Yes, that's the same Tim Sherwood who was fired by Aston Villa in October after leading the side to just one win.

Parker is vehemently anti-Mourinho and may simply have been using Sherwood as an example of an alternative, but his comments went viral and he was trending on Twitter for much of yesterday afternoon.

He said: "United went from bad to worse this weekend. They certainly don't look like a team about to surge back into form and make a run into the top four of the Premier League. But bringing in Jose Mourinho? That is absolutely not the answer.

"So to suggest that he could walk into a crisis situation at United and turn it around is absurd. That's something he's never done in his career, and this really wouldn't be the time to start. He's lost a huge amount of respect in the game, and I suspect the players at United hate the idea of him taking over.

"Frankly, given how unhappy the players are right now, they'd be better off bringing in Tim Sherwood between now and the end of the season: someone to soft soap the players, give them a bit of a cuddle, get them feeling good about themselves once again."

The idea of building up the player's confidence sounds logical, but Sherwood would potentially struggle to command the respect of established stars at United based on his lack of success as a manager.

Here is a look at how the internet reacted to Parker's comments, including comments from Tottenham and Aston Villa supporters...

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