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Ancelotti: Manchester United Need Jose Mourinho

Mourinho - MUFCPositive words from one of the best managers in the world about Manchester United’s next boss as Carlo Ancelotti believes that Jose Mourinho is the ideal appointment for Manchester United.

Mourinho is expected to be confirmed as United’s new manager within the next 24 hours, with Louis Van Gaal having been dismissed yesterday, and Ancelotti is looking forward to seeing how the Portuguese fares at Old Trafford.

Ancelotti, who has won the Champions League three times as manager, told Sky Sports:

“It is a fantastic challenge for both sides.

“Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. He has good experience of the Premier League and Manchester United needs this kind of manager.”

Ancelotti is looking forward to watching the next chapter of the Mourinho-Guardiola rivalry from Germany after the pair clashed during their time at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

“It will be exciting to have two of the best managers in Manchester,” he added.

“It will be fantastic. It will be exciting.”

The resumption of the rivalry between Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, with the latter to take charge of Manchester City, will be especially interesting, as will United’s actions during the transfer window.

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