Manchester United fans were shocked by the news that Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly approached Jose Mourinho to become their new manager next summer.
Mourinho has been strongly linked with a move to replace Louis van Gaal at Man United in recent months and numerous reports have suggested the Portuguese is already working on transfers ahead of a switch to Old Trafford.
However, PSG are said to have identified Mourinho as a target after current boss Laurent Blanc suffered a disappointing quarter-final exit in the Champions League earlier this month. United fans were rattled by the speculation:
If Mourinho goes to PSG, we've missed out massively, surely would come to us over them
— Ellis (@ellisparker_97) April 19, 2016
If mourinho goes to psg I'd be shocked. He said he wants a challenge and he won't get that in France
— michael o' brien (@bigmickey1) April 19, 2016
Don't believe Mourinho will go to PSG Tbf, he's already said he wants to manage in the premier league again #MUFC
— J.A.O ❤ (@JuanAnderOnly) April 19, 2016
Mourinho is not going to PSG, ruled them out when he said he wants his next job to be in a 'Competitive' league.
— نجيب NIW (@NWali_X) April 19, 2016
I'm still 99% sure Mourinho favours United over PSG. He wanted the United job before he returned to Chelsea. Depends on the United board
— ⚽⚽⚽ (@MrHaq15) April 19, 2016
This Jose Mourinho to PSG has absolutely wounded me ????!
— Danny Stanton (@Dannystant01) April 19, 2016
It looks for all the world that Mourinho will come to United but there will always be an element of doubt until a contract has been signed.
Perhaps it is just a PR move from the Portuguese’s agent, Jorge Mendes, designed to keep United on their toes and maybe speed up negotiations. It’s safe to say that supporters would be livid if United instead chose to stick with another season of van Gaal’s turgid style of football.