Mourinho becomes United manager .

Jose Mourinho releases statement after becoming Manchester United boss

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Manchester United have officially announced Jose Mourinho as their new manager. 

The Portuguese tactician will replace Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout for the 2016/17 season, signing a three-year contract at the club with the option of staying until at least 2020.

The experienced coach, who has won 22 trophies since 2003, was dismissed as Chelsea boss back in December and will now be hopeful of leading United into a new era of success. 


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After taking over as United manager, the self-proclaimed 'Special One' has insisted that it's an honour to take charge of the Red Devils. 

As reported by the Manchester United official website, Mourinho stated: "To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.

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"I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years."

Woodward has his say 

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has hailed Mourinho, claiming that he's 'the best manager in the game today' and is the perfect man to lead the club forward. 


Woodward stated: "José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.


"I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward."

United fans will now be hoping to see Mourinho add a number of high-profile players to the Old Trafford ranks ahead of the new season. 

Will Mourinho be a success at Old Trafford? Have your say below! 

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