The 20-time English champions have reportedly completed a deal to appoint Mourinho as their third manager since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
Van Gaal led the 20-time English champions to the FA Cup trophy in Wembley last weekend after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace.
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after a disastrous start to the defence of their Premier League crown following nine defeats in their opening three months.
However, Sky Sports are reporting that Mourinho has signed a contract with the Premier League’s most-successful club.
Former United striker Cole tweeted his thoughts on Mourinho’s arrival ahead of the club’s official confirmation.
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) May 26, 2016
United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013.
The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League behind Manchester City on goal difference.
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