The Red Devils will part company with current boss Louis van Gaal regardless of the outcome of the clash with Crystal Palace at Wembley, the article claims.
Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly brokered a three-year contract with the Old Trafford hierarchy, who are ready to confirm the 53-year-old Portuguese coach as their new boss in the hours after the final whistle.
The ex-Chelsea manager – out of work since being sacked by the Blues in December – has apparently signed a pre-contract agreement with United and would be entitled to a big pay-off if they didn’t appoint him.
Mourinho is ready to perform an overhaul of the United squad this summer. AS cites midfielder Juan Mata as an example of a player who will be surplus to requirements.
The Spain international previously fell out of favour with Mourinho during their time together at Stamford Bridge and was offloaded to United.