Mourinho was let go by Chelsea towards the end of last week and has made it clear that he wants to get back into the swing of things as soon as possible.
In the past, the Portuguese has declared his love for the Premier League and life in England, insinuating that he is not looking for a new challenge in a different country. Mourinho is said to have told friends that he would jump at the chance to manage at Old Trafford.
Since Mourinho’s sacking and Man United’s loss to Norwich City on Saturday, there has been plenty of talk about the former Chelsea man replacing van Gaal at the helm at Old Trafford. It would be a move that would send shock-waves across the footballing world, but there are many contrasting reports pertaining to the topic.
Some feel that van Gaal has been given two games by the club to save his job, the second of which is against Chelsea at Old Trafford. However, if the Dutchman does not last that long, it sets up a tantalising affair between United and the London club if Mourinho is, in fact, the man for the job.
Many were under the impression that the 52-year-old was desperate for the United job when Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 but was shunned for his off-field antics. Mourinho could now get the chance for his dream job with United in danger of not qualifying for next season’s Champions League under van Gaal and time will tell whether the board feel he is the man for the task.