With confirmation yesterday that Louis Van Gaal is no longer the manager of Manchester United, it is believed to only be a matter of time before José Mourinho is appointed.
The rumour mill is in over-drive today as several stars are being linked with Old Trafford next season. As we have seen in the past, Mourinho often brings his former players with him to new clubs, and his reign at United could be no different.
Rumours today via Bleacher Report suggest that Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is being linked with a move to United, as the Red Devils look to strengthen the core of their side.
The Serbian midfielder, 27, was at the heart of the Pensioners’ run to the Premier League title in 2014/2015, and Mourinho may want to build his United team around him.
It is being reported that Chelsea are demanding “more than £25 million” for the former Benfica star.
Having missed out on a top four finish this season, Manchester United know that they need an engine in the back-bone of the side, something that has been missing since the retirement of Paul Scholes.
While this transfer would be a big coup for United, we don’t think the story has too much meat on it just yet, and it ranks lowly on the Pundit Arena Rumour Ranking.
The reaction to the news has been mixed.
Matic would seem a weird signing, but mourinho can obviously get the best out of him and he could be very useful for United
— Matt C (@Iwoodcry) May 24, 2016
Jose wants Matic at United? Yes please have him for Jose.
— Foreverblue (@ForeverBlue_07) May 24, 2016
i can’t be the only one who doesn’t want matic at united? one of those chelsea boys who gave up & schneiderlin too similar & could be great
— nicola lewis (@nichlewis) May 24, 2016