Alex Ferguson's opposition to Jose Mourinho appointment eases

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With Louis van Gaal's future at Manchester United seemingly in the balance, it has long been suggested that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to become his successor. 

Mourinho, who has been without a job since departing Stamford Bridge back in December, may well be one of the most respected managers in the game, but there has still been a great deal of debate as to whether he's the right man for the Red Devils. 

It has been well documented that, while Mourinho appears to be in contention for the role, there are certain members of the club's hierarchy against appointing him. 


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Indeed, reports have previously suggested that the self-proclaimed 'Special One' doesn't have the backing of United legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. 

However, it appears that Mourinho has been handed a major boost. The Mirror claim that opposition from Ferguson and Charlton is understood to have eased.

Van Gaal to be sacked 

In fact, the same report claims that the Red Devils are now planning to sack Van Gaal and replace him with Mourinho. The Mirror claim that winning the FA Cup will not be enough for the former Bayern Munich boss to save his job. 

Under the Dutchman's guidance, the Red Devils have failed to really kick on and may well miss out on Champions League qualification for next season. 

As it stands, with the season approaching its end, United sit four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City. It's going to take an almighty effort from the club to secure a top four finish, while they will also be determined to win the FA Cup. 

LVG wants a title 

After the Red Devils secured their place in the semi-final of the competition, United boss Van Gaal insisted that it's important for him to win a trophy in England. 

He stated, as per the Telegraph: “It’s a desire, it is not important for me, but I want to win a title in England. I have won a title everywhere I have worked but I am not important. The club are important, the fans are important, the players are important.

“You cannot deny that my team have a lot of fighting spirit. I do my work, my utmost best, and everywhere I have worked I have won something. Because of that I’m here. I am selected by Man United not because I am a lousy trainer.”

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