Manchester United to sack Van Gaal and appoint Jose Mourinho this month

Manchester United board have reportedly lost confidence in Louis Van Gaal following their 1-2 loss to relegation candidates Sunderland in the weekend.

The hierarchy at Old Trafford identifies that the club is at risk of losing a place in the UEFA Champions League next season if they do not take an immediate action.

Following the weekend’s defeat to Sunderland, Manchester United are reeling at 5th position in the league table, 6 points below the fourth placed Manchester City.

The former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is linked with a move to the Red Devils for some time now and if the reports by The Sun are to be believed, he is the favourite to launch the job no later than this month.

The Portuguese manager who has been out of job since his sacking by Chelsea back in December after almost getting the Blues down to the relegation zone.

Manchester United are looking to replace the Dutch boss with Jose Mourinho before the high profile Premier League clash against Arsenal on 28th February.

The Red Devils have the two legged Europa league clash against FC Midtjylland and their FA Cup tie away from home against Shrewsbury before that.

A number of reports by the English media also suggest that Jose is already in talks with the club over a potential move to Old Trafford.

At the same time, there are also rumours of unrest from players, who are reportedly divided over the news of Jose Mourinho taking over at Man United. One particular article highlighted the uncertainty on the future of Juan Mata, who was shown the exit door by the Portuguese tactician during his time at Chelsea.

Moreover, in the pre-match press conference for the Sunderland match, Van Gaal claimed to have the full backing of Ed Woodward and Manchester United board, which now seems to have taken a u-turn.

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