FIRST AIRED: July 5, 2016

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program

Sports

Mourinho confirmed as Man United boss

Opening sequence

Opening sequence

Sports

Mourinho confirmed as Man United boss

0:00
18:14
More Info

COMING UP:Mourinho confirmed as Man United boss

×

Transcript

00:00:00
>> It's the end of the biggest media buzz of the season. Jose Mourinho finally confirmed as the new Manchester United boss. The signing comes at the end of a difficult season for Man U. Sackjng manager Louis van Gaal just two days after winning their season's only trophy, after finishing fifth place and failing to get past the Champion League's group stage.
00:00:22
Reuter's Adam Reed says the special one isn't necessarily the best man for the job.>> Initially you wouldn't necessarily think that Jose Mourinho was a good fit for Manchester United because his dogged style at Chelsea, his siege mentality wasn't necessarily the one that you associate with Manchester United.
00:00:40
Sir Alex Ferguson's sides were are very much free flowing, attacking football, they'd come forward in waves of attacking pressure, which is Mourinho seems capable as you saw probably at Real Madrid was the best shown in the season, that they won the league with Ronaldo and Benzema, the talent they had there.
00:00:58
But at Manchester United, he's coming into a side that aren't coming in off a winning mentality, they're coming in and they've been struggling, essentially. And he's coming in to sort of save them and restore them.>> Mourinho as always will come in with his own team, as Van Gaal's three key members have also departed the club.
00:01:19
But one man's future remains uncertain.>> Ryan Giggs has been at Manchester United his entire career. His 28-29 years as a player and as a coach. He even had that brief stint as manager. Some people are saying that if Van Gaal was to go then this was the time for Giggs.
00:01:35
He's had three years essentially under the stewardship of other managers and he's seen what sort of manager he would wanna be, but he hasn't been given it this time around either.>> Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after a poor start to their title defense, but the Portuguese has won three league titles in two spells at Stamford Bridge and guided Porto and Inter to Champions League victories.
00:01:58
His appointment will also set stage to a thrilling Premiere League season with his biggest rival and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola taking over at neighboring Manchester City this summer.