Louis Van Gaal is facing a torrid time at present in Manchester United and it may not be long before the United hierarchy decides to axe the Dutchman and make way for the “Special One”, Jose Mourinho.

According to reports by ESPN, Manchester United agents have been in touch with Mourinho, regarding him replacing Van Gaal as the next Old Trafford manager.

The Red Devils experienced three defeats in a row on Saturday when they went down, 2-1 to Norwich City at home after another hapless display. According to sources, many amongst the United hierarchy have shown glimpses that they want Van Gaal to be replaced as soon as possible.

The timing may be perfect as Mourinho is out of a job and may finally head the Old Trafford management ladder which the Portuguese has been craving for a long time.

It is believed that it was Mourinho whom the United board wanted to replace Sir Alex Ferguson, however, it was their legend Sir Bobby Charlton who stepped in the way. Charlton believed that Mourinho’s management style does not fit United’s traditions and that he would tarnish the reputation of the club.

Mourinho is "very, very tempted" by the prospect of joining Manchester United, and has revealed amongst his closed ones that a job offer from United would be impossible to reject, according to ESPN.

Manchester United has always been known to promote youth players, which is not the way how Mourinho operates. From, all the clubs that the Portuguese has managed, one has seen very few instances, where youth was given an opportunity. This may be a stumbling block for Mourinho to gain his reigns at United.

The United board is split with the Portuguese taking charge, with many who were previously against the appointment of the two-time Champions League winner are now joining in the bandwagon of him being appointed.

Some of the United officials are also willing to give Van Gaal at least two more games to prove his worth, with a game against Stoke coming up on Boxing Day. However, conflicting stories from inside the club suggests that the entire situation around Old Trafford regarding their manager lies in uncertainty.

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