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Manchester United fans want Jose Mourinho to replace Louis van Gaal

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was spotted back at the club's Carrington training ground today - but it's anything but business as usual for the Dutchman following the Red Devils' shock 2-1 defeat against Norwich yesterday.

Reports this morning suggest that the Manchester United board are considering their options after watching Van Gaal oversee six straight games without a win - the club's worst run of form since 2007.

There's been plenty of chatter that recently-sacked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could be the man to replace him too; a report in the Sunday Times this morning that the Special One is holding out for an offer from Old Trafford before making his mind up over his next move.

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The Red Devils were bumped out of the top four following the loss against Norwich, and they're now nine points adrift of surprise league leaders Leicester, who beat Everton yesterday to secure top spot for Christmas.

There's certainly a feeling of ill-will towards Van Gaal from the Manchester United fans, who have not only grown tired with his side's poor results, but also their lacklustre performances.

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Indeed, such is the disdain for Van Gaal at Old Trafford that almost 70% of fans want him gone, with Mourinho installed as his replacement. Asked by MirrorFootball who should be Manchester United boss, 68% responded that they want Mourinho on board as soon as possible. 

The Portuguese coach's name was sung at both Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford following his departure from Chelsea, just months after he'd delivered the Premier League title to the Blues and penned a four-year contract.

Chelsea fans held up signs thanking Mourinho for his efforts in delivering his third Premier League title to west London and also booed players they held responsible for his departure, while at Manchester United, the club's fans ironically chanted for Mourinho while watch Van Gaal's recent poor run extend to just three wins in their last 12 games.

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