While Louis van Gaal is trying his best to save United’s season and making an effort to get them a spot in next season’s Champions League, Jose Mourinho is already on the hunt for players should he become the next United’s manager.
Mourinho is reportedly scouting Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, and wants him at United when he becomes United boss. The way the former Chelsea boss is monitoring players it seems he has already secretly received a nod from United board to become their next manager.
It is expected that Van Gaal will leave the club at season’s end and with Pep Guardiola taking charge of Manchester City, United are keen on getting Mourinho for the job.
According to Calciomercato, Mourinho will be attending Inter’s upcoming Serie A fixture against Sampdoria to watch Icardi play. The Portuguese might make the 22-year-old his first signing at United.
The striker has scored 10 goals in the 22 Serie A appearances this season so far and is currently Inter Milan’s skipper.
Manchester United are currently fifth in the league with 41 points, six points behind Manchester City. They will host Arsenal in their next Premier League match.
Van Gaal already thinks Untied might miss out on Champions League next year and states that winning Europa league is much easier then earning fourth place in the Premier League.