Jose Mourinho set to make audacious bid for Manchester United target

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Mourinho is set to rival Manchester United for this target.

Jose Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford became unprecedented for all the wrong reasons. Once heralded as the saviour of Manchester United and the man to finally end the turbulent spell at the club following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, Mourinho did none of that.

In fact, if anything the Portuguese coach only stirred up the dressing room and the backroom even more.

Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford will be remembered as a time of fraught relations and diabolical football. It was a far-cry from the explosive and attacking football the Red Devils faithful had been used to.

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Now at Tottenham, Mourinho seems to be running into the same old problems with the Londoners. Meanwhile, his successor at Man United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has begun a rapid rebuild at Old Trafford which is already tasting its first vestiges of success.

Since January, the Red Devils have been thoroughly impressive going forward and the football being played looks finally befitting of Man United.

Of course, much still needs to be fixed to fulfil the Norwegian’s ambition to return the club to the pinnacle of European and English football, but the foundations which have been laid look promising.

An area where Solskjaer may need to reinforce is in defence. Harry Maguire has been a revelation since arriving from Leicester City but the bulky centre-back needs an adequate partner.

United have been linked with Kalidou Koulibaly of Senegal and Napoli as a potential candidate for the role.

However it seems, that Jose Mourinho is now vying for Kalidou Koulibaly’s services too and could rival the Red Devils in their pursuit.

According to Il Mattino via the Daily Express, Tottenham are considering making a bid for the Napoli centre-back with the London based outfit interested in bringing Kalidou Koulibaly to the club.

That might be a concern for Solskjaer.

Though the Norwegian’s priority will lie elsewhere in the upcoming transfer window.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with midfield reinforcements and that is an area that needs fundamental change at the club.

In the current climate, bringing in the right midfield targets and making a move for Kalidou Koulibaly too would have been unfeasible.

With the Senegalese defender already 29 years old, he doesn’t fit the Red Devils youth strategy either.

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