It’s looking increasingly likely that Jose Mourinho will be handed the reins at Manchester United over the summer as the post-Louis van Gaal era is slowly becoming more important than the post-Sir Alex.
There was room for a transition in the wake of the departure of the famous old Scot, which the club duly made the most of with poor decision after poor decision.
Now, however, there really is no room to mess around. Though Manchester City have barely been light years ahead of their not-so-noisy-neighbours this season, the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the summer can’t be understated.
Having progressed through to the semi-finals of the Champions League too, City are certainly on the up.
Chelsea have been awful this season, but how long is that likely to last? United can’t be praying for another nightmare season at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal are as Arsenal as ever, though did lead the title surge at times and have shown signs of improvement against bigger teams. It’s just what they do when the pressure is on that lets them down.
Spurs and Leicester are an unknown quantity beyond this season though are currently far more exciting projects than the Red Devils. West Ham too.
So, Mourinho is a quick fix. That’s what United need.
Clearly, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ can’t do it all himself, with the club needing yet more big name players to progress despite their ludicrous level of investment over the past two seasons.
Who could he bring in? Well click the image to see who we here in the Transfer Tavern thinks could follow him through the doors at the Theatre of Dreams.