Mourinho was back at his former club Inter on Saturday 20 February to watch their Serie A encounter with Sampdoria amid claims that he was going to replace Roberto Mancini at the San Siro. However he has openly ruled out that possibility and will be heading to The Theatre of Dreams.
Inter Milan director Bedy Moratti, who recently had lunch with Mourinho, has revealed, “He’s happy now. He’s going to Manchester”. A United source has revealed that Mourinho will take over at Old Trafford in the summer, but not before. The deal is believed to be worth around £48m and will see the charismatic 53-year-old in the post for three years.
Under van Gaal United have amassed a reputation for lethargic, unattractive and sideways football and are likely to miss out on a top four spot this season. Their latest humiliation came courtesy of Danish minnows FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, as fell to a 2-1 defeat.
United’s fans and former players are undoubtedly hoping that Mourinho’s appointment will undo the style of play that has riled most associated with the club throughout the season. But will Mourinho be able to reinstate an attacking philosophy within the club, or will the dreary blur of performances continue under the 2-time Champions League winner?
According to sources close to the club the board have settled on the Portuguese despite reservations from some directors, including club legend and all-time highest leading goal scorer Bobby Charlton.
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