Jose Mourinho to Manchester United: Differing reports over 'agreement' to replace Louis van Gaal

30 Apr

There are conflicting reports today over whether Jose Mourinho has an agreement in place to join Manchester United.

The self-style Special One has been linked with Old Trafford from the moment he was sacked by Chelsea last December.

The Telegraph report that Mourinho has an agreement with Manchester United that he will replace Louis van Gaal this summer. Although nothing has yet been signed by either party, they claim.

However, Sky Sports News HQ understands that no agreement has been reached.

Mourinho has refused to speculate specifically where he will resurface but has said numerous times that he will return to management this summer and his preference is to do so in the Premier League. 

Should he be appointed, it would mean the removal of Van Gaal a year before his contract expires. With the club in the FA Cup final and still in the hunt for a top four finish, that move could be made tricky for the United hierarchy.


Manchester United take on Leicester City on Sunday, a match in which the Foxes can secure the title. However Van Gaal says United will not roll over.

“I think we have to beat Leicester because we are still in the race for the first positions so we have to beat them,” said the Dutchman.


He continued: “We have to close the gap so the pressure is on us still. We have to win every game that we have to play. City still have to play against Arsenal, though, so one of those shall lose points.

“We are fighting for the qualification of the Champions League and we are still in the FA Cup, so we have to fight for something and we shall do it. Hopefully, we can beat Leicester City.”


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