Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester United.
The Portuguese tactician has signed a three-year contract with the option to stay on at the club until 2020.
Mourinho, then, will be gearing up to face Chelsea in the Premier League for the first time in his career and, by all accounts, will be desperate to prove his credentials against them.
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In fact, The Sun reports that the self-proclaimed 'Special One' is on a mission to show Chelsea that they were wrong to axe him in December. Mourinho was dismissed as Blues manager after a torrid opening half to the season at Stamford Bridge.
The same report claims that he wants to prove to Chelsea that they were wrong to offload him by making Manchester United great again.
A close friend of Mourinho has insisted that he's still 'sore about the way things ended' in west London but claims that he will 'always love Chelsea'.
And SunSport can reveal that Mourinho, 53, is on a mission to show the Blues how wrong they were to get rid of him back in December.
Friend of Jose
A close friend of the Portuguese told SunSport: “Jose is still very sore about the way things ended.
“And winning trophies with United is the best way to get back at those he feels betrayed him at Stamford Bridge.
“Jose will always love Chelsea the club and the fans but there is no love lost for those who were behind his sacking.
“Of course Jose has wanted the Manchester United job for a while and he knows what’s expected of him.
“But United are getting more than the best manager in the world.
“They’re getting Jose Mourinho with a massive point to prove.”
United and Jose in need
In all honesty, it's a deal that makes perfect sense; Manchester United have endured a torrid time in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and need someone to change the dynamic of the squad in the pursuit fo returning to the summit of English football.
The Red Devils have been nowhere near the required standard over the past few years, but there's no reason why Mourinho won't be able to turn things around.
His track record speaks for itself and United are bringing in a man with a point to prove. Mourinho needs United just as much as they need him and it could be the perfect match. A wounded Mourinho could be the ideal man to lead United into a new era of success. It's certainly going to be an exciting time for all involved.
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