Manchester United are reportedly considering swooping for sacked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as they begin to grow impatient with their failings under Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils dropped out of the Premier League top four yesterday after falling to a 2-1 home defeat to Norwich City, and are now six games without a win in all competitions.
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Van Gaal has 18 months remaining on his Old Trafford contract and the previous theory was that he would fulfil his three years, retire, and then pass on the reins.
But, according to the Daily Mail, United bosses are worried that the Dutchman is starting to lose the players as well as the fans who are demanding more attacking football.
Mourinho being available, desperate to get back to work and keen to stay in England, as his statement through agents CAA, published in The Telegraph, will test their patience.
The Daily Mail adds that chief executive Ed Woodward is more attracted to the prospect of making the glamorous appointment than United officials have previously been.
The Special One was seen as too short-termist to replace Sir Alex Ferguson, but there could now be a feeling that the club would be in safer hands with him than Van Gaal.
In-demand Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is on the verge of agreeing to join Manchester City, the Daily Mail reports, and the Red Devils do not want to get left behind.
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