Jose Mourinho wants Man United job, claims insider

Stan Collymore reckons that Jose Mourinho is keen on taking over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has always been keen on taking charge of Manchester United amid growing speculation that he could be set to take over at Old Trafford, according to Stan Collymore.

Mourinho’s next club has been a source of relentless speculation in recent days following his sacking by Chelsea on Thursday afternoon.

Louis van Gaal’s position at Old Trafford has come under fresh scrutiny in the wake of Saturday’s shock 2-1 loss to Norwich City in the Premier League.

United dropped out of the top four as a result of their second successive top-flight defeat and turned up the heat on Van Gaal.

And former Liverpool midfielder Collymore feels that Mourinho has already signalled his desire to take over at Old Trafford should the club want him.

Collymore is quoted as saying by the Daily Star: “If I were Ed Woodward today I’d be so tempted to pick up the phone and ask Jose Mourinho to come and manage Manchester United.

“Jose wants it. He’s always wanted it if the truth be told, despite his Mafia omerta-esque refusal to admit it, so that he could assuage his disappointment by becoming the happy one back at Chelsea.

“United fans increasingly want it. Having dined for 26 years on fillet steak with thrice cooked chips, the last couple of years must have been like eating at the work canteen in comparison.

“And now I reckon Ed Woodward and the Glazers want it too.”

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