Jose Mourinho’s name is talked about often and loudly in the Transfer Tavern and the sensational developments at Old Trafford yesterday only intensified debate amongst our punters.
Such is the nature of the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’, his rather confrontational approach to management will no doubt spark the lowly lit embers at the Theatre of Dreams into all raging hell-fire fury.
Acceptance of mediocrity was a sewing motif amongst the largely miserable two years Louis van Gaal steered the ship, though surely that will change with the 53-year old at the helm.
In typically abrasive fashion, reports emanating out of Spain suggest he is already looking to wage a major transfer war with former charges Real Madrid over the course of his maiden summer in charge.
The Portuguese departed Los Blancos back in 2013 under acrimonious circumstances, and while there some was some talk of him returning prior to the appointment of Zinedine Zidane, remains an utterly divisive figure in the Spanish capital.
Now, according to Sport, the former Inter Milan and Chelsea coach is ready to go to war with the La Liga juggernauts over a number of illustrious names.
He will reportedly block all attempts from the Santiago Bernabeu to land superstar stopper David De Gea this summer, with the La Roja international being strongly linked with the club for much of the past 18 months.
Not only that, but he will also apparently make massive moves to land the likes of James Rodriguez, Isco and Raphael Varane as he plots his Red Devil revolution.
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