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Jose Mourinho reportedly agrees to become Manchester United boss

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Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal in principle to become the next manager of Manchester United. 

This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Portuguese tactician is ready to take over the hot seat at Old Trafford. 

The report claims, however, that the club's Amercian owners will now have the final say on whether to replace Louis van Gaal with the former Chelsea manager.

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After a huge slump in form for the Red Devils, Van Gaal's future at the Theatre of Dreams has been the subject of much debate recently. United have failed to pick up a victory in their last six outings and have suffered defeat in their past three consecutive fixtures. 

Results haven't been the only problem in Manchester, however; performances have been lackluster and United fans haven't particularly enjoyed watching their side under the Dutch regime.

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It appears, then, that Mourinho could become the new United chief sooner rather than later. It's now down to Avram and Joel Glazer to make a decision, with the same report suggesting that Van Gaal could be axed before the Boxing Day clash against Stoke City. 

Right or wrong man? 

But is Mourinho the right man for United? 

He hasn't previously been on the club's radar, but the dynamic in Manchester really could be about to change. Perhaps, the club have had enough of recent failures and don't want to miss out on appointing one of the best managers in world football. 

Mourinho has his faults, of course, but there's no denying the fact that he would make an exciting appointment for the Red Devils. After the last 18 months or so under Van Gaal, it's excitement that the United faithful are longing for. 

Manchester United fans: should Mourinho replace Van Gaal? Have your say below! 

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