Jose Mourinho pulls out of Soccer Aid as plans United transfers

It was the story that had gripped the nation this summer, that of new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho taking the reigns at Old Trafford. He was scheduled to do so before taking charge of Manchester United in a charity match this coming Sunday, but unfortunately he has pulled out of the Soccer Aid charity match, and will no longer be on the touchline of Old Trafford.

Mourinho, 53-years-old, had been due to take charge of an England side for the annual meeting against a Rest of the World XI, an England side that would host some great legends and celebrities in the game, almost wetting the lips ahead of England’s chances in this summers Euro 2016, you can get Euro 2016 group news at and hopefully follow a winning Roy Hodgson team through the tournament over in France.

Mourinho, who previously managed Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Porto, is thought to have told organisers that he had other commitments he wanted to focus on, such as transfers for Manchester United. It is understood that the club themselves did not put any pressure on Jose Mourinho to withdraw from the match.

Former Chelsea player Damien Duff has claimed that new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could get rid of up to eight players in the current transfer window as he bids to build the team in his image.

Duff said:

“I guess there’ll be five, six, seven or eight out, and [Mourinho] will have to replace them with the same amount of players, which is going to cost an awful lot of money.

“But it’s one big band of brothers, us against the world – that’s what he builds. He’s based all his teams on that.

“I think he’s the only man for the job, and I think he was the only man for the job three years ago, before David Moyes went and then Louis van Gaal after.”

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By RedManc

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