4 players Mourinho will sign if appointed as Man Utd’s manager

Louis Van Gaal has only two matches to save his Old Trafford career. But the two matches being an away game against Stoke and another game against Chelsea,the chances of the Dutchman seeing out his three year contract at Old Trafford are very slim. With Jose Mourinho waiting ,this would be an ideal time for the United board to change managers.

If Mourinho signs for Manchester United,it is likely that he will go for squad overhaul. United’s squad is unbalanced and filled with under-performing players. He will try to get some players of his ‘type’ so that he can see the United squad playing in his style.

Gareth Bale

A superstar signing which even Ed Woodward has been trying to make for quite sometime now. Bale is quick,direct and powerful,a perfect example of what Mourinho wants in a player. Add his defensive upbringing as a left back, there is no reason why Mourinho will let go of the option to sign the Welshman.

Sergio Ramos

The Real Madrid captain was instrumental in the league win for Real under Mourinho. Now with his experience and his fantastic reading of the game, Ramos will be a perfect leader at the back for United. His inspirational leadership and ability to score some important goals are added bonuses.

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Lucas Moura

Another player who is quick and can beat player at his will and United certainly need someone of his type.

Sadio Mane

This Southampton player was already an LVG target,but United missed out on him during the summer. Mourinho will love to bring him to the club.

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