Ian Wright confesses love for Mourinho but is distressed over new Manchester United rumours

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has his say on the future of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho amid new Manchester United rumours.

According to a report in the Independent, Jose Mourinho has written Manchester United a six-page letter explaining his strong desire to manage the club and how he would be willing to adhere to United’s principles.

The newspaper report claims Mourinho also outlined his plans for the team, and the key decisions he would take.

Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea last month, is said to believe that a detailed charm offensive can finally secure his dream job of managing United once his old mentor Louis van Gaal leaves.

The pressure on van Gaal intensified at the weekend when his Red Devils were beaten 1-0 at home by improving Southampton.

'It makes me feel weird'

But Arsenal hero turned BBC pundit Wright says he is distressed by the latest reports.

Speaking on BBC's Match of the Day, Wright said he hopes it isn't true.

"I don't like it, I don't like to see him writing a letter like that," Wright told MOTD.

"He's Jose Mourinho, he's just waiting until somebody approaches him right now.

"I can't understand why he's doing that.

"It makes me feel weird because I love him."

Wright would seem to have the opposite opinion of a certain section of Red Devils fans who have not been too keen on the Portuguese ever since that knee slide at Old Trafford when he visited with Porto way back when.

Sliding doors moment for 'big three'

But his name will undoubtedly be in the hat if van Gaal does eventually lose his job.

United could potentially have their pick of three of the biggest names in world management this summer.

Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Mourinho are all "on the market" although there is a strong belief in football that, despite the denials of Manchester City, the next destination of the former is already long since decided no matter what Manuel Pellegrini achieves this season.

There has been a lot of debate as to whether Mourinho's pragmatic football style and antics suit a club of United's history and tradition.

But are his antics really that much worse than the great Sir Alex Ferguson?

All will be answered in the summer, and whether Wright likes it or not, Mourinho may be left with no choice but to evolve if he is to resolve his future.

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