Mourinho has apparently always coveted the United job—a Spanish journalist released a book in 2013 that said he “sobbed loudly” when he found out that he was being overlooked three years ago. At the time, United fans laughed at him by hanging a banner at Old Trafford saying that Moyes was “The Chosen One,” mocking Mourinho’s nickname of “The Special One.”

United finished seventh that year. Will United fans like Mourinho a bit more if they finish first next year?

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