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Mourinho and Man Utd talks continue

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A close-up picture of Mourinho's notes as he returned home in London on Tuesday

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are set to enter a second day of talks, with the Portuguese expected to become the club’s next manager this week.

Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, met United officials on Tuesday but a deal has not yet been announced.

Louis van Gaal, 64, was sacked as United boss on Monday, two days after winning the FA Cup.

The Dutchman led United to fifth place in the Premier League but was dismissed for this season’s poor style of play.

He failed to get them past the Champions League group stages and was criticised for a lack of attacking football, with United only scoring 49 goals in the top flight.

Mendes is in negotiations with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London, which will continue on Wednesday.

Mourinho’s probable appointment has been backed by some former United players, with ex-goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel saying the Portuguese “could save” the club and Hull City boss Steve Bruce believing the opportunity to bring in the three-time Premier League champion was “just too good to miss”.

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti told BBC Sport Mourinho would be a “fantastic signing”, adding United had “lost its identity this last year”.

But Old Trafford legend Eric Cantona said