Mourinho appointment would be worst move for Man Utd

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The Mourinho-to-Manchester-United rumour is one that isn’t going to go away anytime soon, with papers again talking about the potential move.

Louis van Gaal’s position at Old Trafford is still under threat, despite some good results in recent weeks, and the Portuguese boss is said to be waiting in the wings.

According to many tabloids, the former Chelsea manager is already weighing up who he would like to bring in if he moves to the red side of Manchester.

The 53-year-old manager is believed to be looking into the possibility of buying in a whole new spine for the Red Devils squad.

Barcelona’s Marc Bartra, Saul of Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi are allegedly who Mourinho wants to build the team around with this showing why he wouldn’t be the right appointment.

Van Gaal has brought through a number of young local players during his time at Man Utd, with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard particularly impressing.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is another youngster who has developed well under the young manager, while five academy graduates took to the pitch in United’s last outing against Watford.

Bringing in local prodigious talents and giving them games has aided Van Gaal’s popularity around Old Trafford, with this approach something Red Devils fans love about the club.

Louis’ lads follow on from Fergie’s fledglings and the Busby babes, but this work would be undone by Mourinho.

The former Real Madrid manager doesn’t have a history of bring through academy graduates and instead favours heavy investment for short term gain and you only need to look at his spells at Madrid and Chelsea to see this.

Aiming to rebuild the spine of the team shows he would want to do this again at Man Utd and Louis’ lads would undoubtedly fall by the wayside.

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Dan Ross

After a brief stint as a commentator, Dan took his passion for football into writing and went on to gain an NCTJ in sports journalism. A lifelong Walsall fan, he's followed the Saddlers through the highs, getting to Wembley for the first time ever last season, and the lows, namely relegation to League Two in 2006.