Report: Manchester United open talks over appointing Jose Mourinho as manager

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Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Jose Mourinho's representatives.

According to BBC Sport, Manchester United have opened talks with Jose Mourinho's representatives over a move to take the reins at Old Trafford.

Mourinho, 53, left Chelsea in December, just seven months after guiding the Blues to the Premier League in convincing fashion, with everything falling apart at Stamford Bridge this term.

'The Special One' was relieved from his role as Blues boss after 16 games of the Premier League season, with Chelsea losing nine of them - they only lost three games on their way to the title last season.

Mourinho will be looking to get back into work next season, and it seems that he could land the job he has been touted for on numerous occasions over the years; Manchester United.

The Red Devils went for David Moyes instead of Mourinho following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, and current manager Louis van Gaal is under pressure, with the Dutchman expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer.

Now, BBC Sport report that United have already held talks with Mourinho's representatives over replacing Van Gaal, most probably at the end of the season.

It's stated that United want to make a splash after rivals Manchester City landed Pep Guardiola earlier this week, and the two manager could now rekindle their rivalry from when they were in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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