Mourinho set to be unveiled

Jose Mourinho gets a chance to spell out his vision for Manchester United on Tuesday as he is formally unveiled as the club’s new manager.

A large media presence is anticipated as the former Chelsea boss is presented at a morning press conference at Old Trafford.

It will be the 53-year-old’s first public function since he was confirmed as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May.

The Portuguese is charged with the responsibility of resurrecting the FA Cup holders’ title-winning fortunes following last season’s disappointing fifth-placed Premier League finish and their failure to secure Champions League qualification.

The press conference comes early in what could be a busy week as Mourinho familiarises himself with the set-up and looks to finalise the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Yet even though Mourinho only officially began work at the AON Training Complex on Monday, he has been busy behind the scenes for some weeks.

Since his appointment United have signed former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly in a reported £30million deal from Villarreal. New contracts have also been agreed with Marcus Rashford, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Michael Carrick.

Mourinho could be asked questions about Juventus and France star Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a return to United for a world-record fee, four years after leaving the club.

Mkhitaryan, the Borussia Dortmund playmaker, is poised to complete his move to United after the German club agreed an “enormously valuable offer” thought to be around £26million.

Press Association Sport

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