Jose Mourinho supports Manchester United's interest in John Stones and Renato Sanches

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Jose Mourinho fully supports Manchester United's interest in Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches and Everton defender John Stones. 

This has been reported by the Telegraph, who also claim that the former Chelsea boss expects to become the next manager of the Red Devils. 

With Louis van Gaal's long-term future at Old Trafford uncertain, the Portuguese tactician has long been linked with the top job in Manchester. 


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It appears, then, that after another tricky season at the Theatre of Dreams, the Red Devils' hierarchy will finally turn to Mourinho, who has been without a job since departing Stamford Bridge in December. 

And, by all accounts, United aren't going to be messing around in the next transfer window. Stones and Sanches could both be heading to the club in the near future and it appears that Mourinho would be more than happy to work with them in the 2016/17 campaign. 

Double deal 

In fact, the same report from the Telegraph claims that Mourinho attempted to sign both players when he was in charge of Chelsea. 

Stones, despite his recent struggles at Goodison Park, is recognised as one of the leading young defenders in the country and would represent a fine coup for the club. 

The defender, who may well play against the Red Devils in the semi-final of the FA Cup this weekend, has a number of fine attributes and should become a top-class defender over the coming years. 

Sanches has also got a great deal of ability and continues to go from strength-to-strength in Portugal. At just 18-years-old, the dynamic midfielder has already represented the Portugal national side on two occasions and has played a prominent role for Benfica throughout the course of the campaign. 

Mourinho has often been criticised for his handling of youth throughout his managerial career but becoming the next manager of Manchester United could hand him a shot at proving his critics wrong. 

The Red Devils have some of the most exciting young talents in the league - the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are quickly establishing themselves as key players - so there would be no excuse for Mourinho if he failed to produce the goods at Old Trafford.

There still appears to be a long way to go in this saga, of course, but it's clear for all to see that Mourinho has a point to prove. There's every chance that he will succeed in the pursuit of redemption next season. 

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