Jose Mourinho is likely to become the next manager for Manchester United, if the widespread media reports are to be believed.
The former Chelsea boss will be given a massive transfer budget to bring players of his choice. Here let’s take a look at five such players Mourinho can bring to Manchester United from his former clubs.
Mourinho signed Varane from Lens during his time at Madrid. He had enormous confidence in the French defender, who was only 18 years old then, and used him alongside Sergio Ramos in defence.
Varane has developed into a class defender and has become a key player for Madrid. It won’t be easy to prise him away from Bernabeu, but Mourinho would definitely give it a try to sign him again.
If Mourinho is given a choice to sign between Bale and Ronaldo, he would definitely want the Welshman to join him at Old Trafford. Mourinho loves to work with pacy wingers / forwards who are equally good at defensive duties. Bale is younger than Ronaldo, has a wealth of Premier League experience, and he is approaching the peak of his career. Plus he is an ideal play who suits Mourinho’s style of play – what more you want?
Mourinho reportedly tried to sign him during his time at Chelsea, and he might try to sign him again for United. Icardi hasn’t had a great season and would cost relatively less than the likes of Higuain, Lewandowski and Cavani – the other United targets.
Hazard has struggled badly this season, but if any Chelsea player who can make a huge difference to the United side, it is him. La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a move to sign the Belgian star, and Mourinho can join the race too to spice things up.
The 26-year-old midfielder has been enjoying a superb campaign for Porto. He is a versatile and creative playmaker who can play in the central midfield as also in the attacking midfield role. It won’t be difficult for the Portuguese to sign a player from his former club with whom he won his first Champions League title.