Following the embarrassing 2-1 defeat to FC Midtjylland, Manchester United owner, Ed Woodward has opened talks with Jose Mourinho to take over the managerial position from Louis van Gaal.
United’s defeat in Denmark has increased the pressure on Louis van Gaal, and there is surely an increase in number of fans who want him out.
According to reports by Mirror, United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward made contact with Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes following the result.
News is that Ed Woodward is trying to attain Mourinho’s services before season’s end and has asked him if he’s willing to do so. Jose Mourinho was set to take the job after summer but it seems the owners have lost their patience with Van Gaal.
Mourinho’s recent visit to San Siro to watch Inter Milan play has created rumours about him returning to Italy to become his former club’s manager, but the Portuguese has dismissed the speculations.
‘I go for a day in Milan to personally say thanks to my president Mister Moratti,’ he said.
‘It will be a great emotion for me – San Siro and the Interisti – but let me make it clear… I will not be Inter manager next season.’
United haven’t sacked Van Gaal as yet but a failure to win the upcoming FA Cup fixture against Shrewsbury might very well be the last straw.