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Manchester United could replace van Gaal with Mourinho before Arsenal match, according to tabloid

According to The Sun, Manchester United could replace Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho ahead of their next Premier League game against Arsenal.

LVG oversaw a devastating defeat to Sunderland on Saturday, with the Red Devils falling to a 2-1 loss which leaves their chances of securing a spot in the top four hanging by a thread.

Indeed, while Tottenham Hotspur’s victory over Manchester City meant that the Citizens didn’t pull further away from their local rivals, but the Red Devils still remain six points off the pace with only 12 games left to play.

The Sun report that the club’s board have been left alarmed by United’s miserable defeat to relegation-threatened Sunderland.

As a result, their previous desire to stick with the Dutch coach until the summer might be wavering, with the tabloid noting that they believe they could do no worse by moving for Mourinho before the Red Devils’ upcoming league game against Arsenal on February 28.

In the intervening matches, United face Midtjylland twice in the Europa League, and also meet minnows Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.

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The prospect of meeting a Mourinho-led United in his first match at the helm would be an intriguing one for Arsenal fans and coach Arsene Wenger, who has had a long-running feud with the Portuguese manager.

Indeed, title-hunting Arsenal—who defeated Leicester City at home on Sunday—would surely love nothing more than to ‘welcome’ Mourinho to Old Trafford by taking all three points from the former Chelsea manager!

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