The latest developments at Old Trafford have divided opinion, with some questioning whether Mourinho is the right man for Manchester United and some of those in the club understood to be wary of making such an appointment.
Some argue that if Van Gaal is to be replaced over the summer, as seems increasingly likely, that the position should instead go to Ryan Giggs.
The differences between the two men and and the risks associated with appointing them are huge.
In terms of experience Mourinho has won eight league titles in four different countries and lifted the Champions League with two different sides, while Giggs has never managed on a full-time basis before. Yet the 'Special One' has a reputation for controversy and disharmony while Giggs' past casts him as a figure that could unite the club.
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Manchester United take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later today.
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