Jamie Carragher reacts to Jose Mourinho's reported Manchester United appointment

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Jamie Carragher says Manchester United will be certain title contenders within 12 months but does not rule it out happening sooner.

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Jose Mourinho's appointment as Manchester United manager is imminent, with SkySports reporting that it is a done deal.

Mourinho has been out of the game for just six months after being fired by Chelsea in December after a poor start to the season.

United hope he can restore them back to competing for the league title, a task David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were unable to do after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho (R) with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Jose Mourinho (R) with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Liverpool player and pundit Jamie Carragher was quizzed by Sky Sports News HQ last night (26/5) at 7.30pm what he thought of Mourinho's impending move, and said he thought he will be a success at Old Trafford.

Jamie Carragher during the press conferenceJamie Carragher during the press conference

Carragher said: "I think he'll have same impact as at every team he's been at. Next season they'll expect to be challenging for honours. Since Sir Alex Ferguson left they haven't really competed for top honours and will look to do so next season.

"They will look at job he did at Chelsea when he said it will take 12 months, and it was was until they won title. I think it will be something similar. No doubt over next 12 months he will turn the team around into title winners, it could happen next season."

"[The situation at] Manchester United was never as bad as it seemed, three or four top class additions will put them on their way."

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Mourinho has won trophies with Porto, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Inter Milan, but the challenge at United will not be easy due to the competitive nature of the league.

Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will all fancy themselves as title winners next season, while Liverpool will attempt to get in the mix too, and reigning champions Leicester City will not want to let their grasp on the trophy go without a fight.

United will have to spend big but that is not likely to be a problem for a man who has bought Galacticos, and had the use of Roman Abramovich's chequebook.

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