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Jose Mourinho has been officially announced as the new Manchester United manager.

The Portuguese manager signed his deal with the Old Trafford outfit yesterday. He was in London to complete the formalities and will replace Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal.

 The former Chelsea manager was in talks with the Premier League giants over the last few weeks and recent reports claim that his agent Jorge Mendes flew into UK to seal the deal yesterday. The move was however delayed because of issues regarding Mourinho’s image rights and signature registration with Chelsea.

The Manchester United executive Ed Woodward claimed that the club have signed the best manager in the world.

Ed Woodward said: “José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward.”

Mourinho also explained how it is an honour to manage a club like Manchester United.

José Mourinho said: “To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.”

“I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”

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