We have to agree with Andy Gray on this one. Manchester United are in a hole and they are running out of options where it comes to saviours right now.
One of the very best has, however, become available and Gray reckons that Manchester United must act if they want to stay abreast of the rest:
He told Talksport:
“I see Mourinho as the only one of the top three or four managers in the world available’
“You look at the really top names and Ancelotti has gone [to Bayern Munich], Pep Guardiola looks set for Manchester City. Would anyone else be big enough come in? I don’t see anybody.
“The fact that Jose is available has probably rushed them into doing something. I think if Jose was still at Chelsea then Van Gaal would would get little bit more time to sort it out but this might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get Mourinho, at the right time, into Manchester United.
Spot on. Manchester United can’t afford to be waiting around for Pep Guardiola to maybe take the job in the summer.
The timing is just right with Jose and if Manchester United stare this gift horse in the mouth then they may lose their last chance of a quick return to the top – they certainly won’t get there with Louis van Gaal at this rate.
Jose Mourinho needs this as much as Manchester United. Both need to repair their reputation and both have much to do in order to prove they aren’t spent forces.
Mourinho and Manchester United is a match made in heaven and a chance for The Special One to finally stay in a job long term and build his own empire.