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Jose Mourinho facing 50 per cent pay cut to get Manchester United job

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Jose Mourinho's presence is looming large over Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

Following the Red Devils' 2-1 home loss to Norwich City on Saturday, boos rang around Old Trafford and the Portuguese's name was sang by sections of the crowd. 

Having been sacked by Chelsea on Thursday, the Special One is keen to jump straight into a new project and the Theatre of Dreams appears to be his most likely destination.


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Van Gaal has overseen six consecutive games without a win. The last time Manchester United did that they went on to win the treble, but now the club are in very different circumstances.

According to the Mirror, Mourinho will have to a considerable pay cut to become manager of the Red Devils.

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The 52-year-old was the highest paid manager in the Premier League during his time at Stamford Bridge, raking in an incredible £12 million-a-year.

But his wage would be cut by 50 per cent to £6 million-a-year - the same as what Van Gaal currently earns.

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Mourinho has been interested in the United hot seat since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Spanish journalist Diego Torres even claimed he shed tears after being overlooked for the job by Ferguson, who instead favoured David Moyes.

There is some opposition to Mourinho's potential appointment at Manchester United, but it seems the positives far outweigh the negatives. 

Whether Van Gaal is given the chance to prove himself is yet to be seen. But Boxing Day's fixture with Stoke City - if he is still in charge - holds incredible importance.

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