A number of Manchester United’s promising youngsters may leave the club if Jose Mourinho is appointed as the next Red Devils’ boss, according to the Times.
As Van Gaal’s team continues to perform poorly, speculation linking the ‘Special One’ to the Old Trafford job continues to grow, with many reports suggesting that Mourinho will take the helm at the Theatre of Dreams in July 2016.
Mourinho has led a very successful career so far, winning the domestic league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, along with 2 UEFA Champions League trophies – and looks the perfect fit for Manchester United – a club that demands to win trophies every season, and not merely compete for them.
However, the one Mourinho quality that does not fit the Manchester United philosophy is the 53-year-old’s youth policy. Mourinho has never been known as someone who promotes the club’s young prospects, and is the type of manager that rather chooses to spend money in the transfer window than utilize his own youth team to fulfill his requirements.
Jose’s lack of faith in the youth has led many of the Manchester United youngsters to question their futures at the club. Promising stars like Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira are also reportedly concerned, and may consider moving to other clubs for consistent first-team opportunities.
Meanwhile, the under-fire Louis van Gaal has done at least one thing right at United, by giving debuts to an astonishing 14 youth academy players since becoming the United manager.