Five former players Mourinho could bring to Man United this summer

He’s on his way and very soon we’ll begin to start hearing about Jose Mourinho’s first involvements as the manager of Manchester United.

And as the transfer rumours begin to fly around. speculation will increase as to who he wants to bring to Old Trafford for the upcoming season.

Yet one thing most managers like to do (Jose or not) is to bring old flames with them to their new clubs.

Perhaps they are players they got on particularly well with or some of the best stars from past – it’s a pretty habitual thing these days.

So with that in mind, does Jose plan on raiding any of his former clubs for some of the best talent around?

Here are FIVE players that could follow Jose to United…


Heading up the list must be Chelsea’s wing-wizard Willian, who was by far one of the best performers for Jose Mourinho during his second tenure at the club.

His form didn’t stop when Mourinho left either, and he was by far one of the standout performers under Guus Hiddink as well.

Expect Chelsea to want to keep hold of one of their key men though – he could demand a high transfer fee if the Red Devils do make a move.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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After announcing his retirement from the Swedish international set-up this move could be perfect for United.

Many expect the Swede to sign a deal with the Red Devils after the Euros come to an end, but with nothing yet confirmed, Mourinho still needs to work his magic in order to bring his former Inter Milan colleague to England.

Everyone knows how big Zlatan could be for United going forward.

Sergio Ramos

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Another potentially tricky transfer, but bringing someone of Sergio Ramos’ stature to Manchester United would really signal Jose’s intent.

He worked with the tenacious centre-half during his tenure at Real Madrid where the pair seemed to get on and Ramos played well.

He’s a fiery character and a leader on the pitch – he’d add a real dimension of quality to Chelsea’s defence.

Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic

Another one of the players that really impressed under Mourinho- Matic is a player that would slot in with relative ease at Old Trafford.

With Morgan Schneiderlin not performing to the highest of standards and Marouane Fellaini not being everyone’s cup of tea, this is a transfer that would really make sense.

He’s defensively sound and would suit United’s attacking style of play- sitting in front of the defence and marshalling the midfield where needed.

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane is a man that really blossomed under the guidance of Mourinho during his tenure at the Bernabeu.

The French international made 33 appearances for Madrid last season, largely playing second fiddle to Pepe and Sergio Ramos, who have been the preferred centre-back pairing for some time now.

He’s quick, reads the game well and like Ramos, got on with Mourinho when he was in Spain.

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