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Glimpse into Mourinho's world on day he signs for United

Jose Mourinho's wife gave the world a look inside the Special One's office which shows a portrait of himself hanging on the wall and a Manchester United shirt draped over a chair.

The 53-year-old Portuguese boss showed how happy he is about his new post by sharing an Instagram picture for the first time ever. The post shows a posh red pen sitting neatly on a Manchester United service agreement.

The posts come after it was confirmed this morning the he was indeed taking over as the new manager of Manchester United.

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CONFIRMED - Jose Mourinho is the new Manchester United manager

Jose Mourinho Credit: Manchester United

MANCHESTER UNITED STATEMENT

José Mourinho will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2016/17 season, signing a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020.

José, 53, has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and in that time has won league titles and cups in four countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain), as well as winning the UEFA Champions League twice – in 2004 with FC Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.

Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward said: "José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.

"I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward."

José Mourinho said: "To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.

"I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years."

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Louis van Gaal sacked by Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed that manager Louis van Gaal is to leave the club with immediate effect.

I would like to thank Louis and his staff for their excellent work in the past two years culminating in winning a record-equalling 12th FA Cup for the club (and securing him a title in four different countries). He has behaved with great professionalism and dignity throughout his time here. He leaves us with a legacy of having given several young players the confidence to show their ability on the highest stage. Everyone at the club wishes him all the best in the future.

– Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward
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