Jose Mourinho wants Mauro Icardi at Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho hasn't even been confirmed as Louis van Gaal's successor at Manchester United, but that hasn't stopped all sorts of rumours emerging over the past few days. 

Unsurprisingly, there is a belief that if Mourinho does become the new manager of the Red Devils, he will change the dynamic of the squad as he goes in search of success. 

According to The Sun, the self-proclaimed 'Special One' has told Manchester United to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.


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The 22-year-old Argentine is Inter's captain and is recognised as one of the most exciting young forwards in world football. 

With Manchester United struggling in attack - they have only scored 32 goals in 25 league games this season - it's not entirely surprising that Mourinho is already looking at striker reinforcements for his potential new club. 

Class of Icardi

Icardi, then, would represent quite the signing for the Red Devils, who already have talented young forward Anthony Martial in their ranks. 

With 10 goals in 21 league appearances for Inter this term, Icardi appears to be going from strength-to-strength in the game, but he wouldn't come cheap. 

In fact, the same report from The Sun claims that Inter are already bracing themselves for a bid in the region of £35 million for the player's services.  

Something has to change 

It's clear to see why Mourinho would want to change things in Manchester. For far too long, United have been mediocre and unable to establish themselves as Premier League title contenders in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. 

Ultimately, big decisions have to be made. Certain players clearly aren't good enough and new players have to arrive. It has been all change for United throughout the past couple of summer transfer windows and something similar may well be on the horizon for the club this year. 

Mourinho, if he arrives, will be determined to build his own team; players may well be ruthlessly axed, but it certainly looks set to be an interesting period for all involved. 

The prospect of Icardi arriving at the Theatre of Dreams should excite the United faithful, who will be hoping that Mourinho can return their club to the summit of the Premier League table. 

That will be easier said than done, of course, but Mourinho has a point to prove in England. He may well have won the Premier League title last year, but his reputation has taken a huge hit after a dismal opening half of the season at Stamford Bridge. 

Another battle with incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola should also help Mourinho flourish. 

Manchester United fans: is Icardi worth £35 million? Have your say below! 

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