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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is increasingly confident of being appointed as Manchester United boss.

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In the Mirror, there's a story that Louis van Gaal is disagreeing with the reason that Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and others gave for their recent improvement. The players say they have been given more freedom, the manager disagrees. Maybe they've worked out it's easier just to ignore him rather than listen to his useless instructions.

The Daily Mail has something about Adnan Januzaj getting a pool table for his birthday. He's 21. 21 and he has gone close to nowhere. He's a few months left before Jose Mourinho arrives, and he better be less of a willowy nothing player by that time, because even Juan Mata's going to be struggling to impress.

For Yahoo, yesterday, I wrote about Jose Mourinho being confident of getting the United job this summer. It seems many stories followed with similar confirmation of talks being held between the club and Mourinho. It's going to happen.

In the Telegraph, Louis van Gaal is quoted as saying that United could still win the league this year. They could, of course, but they can't if he's the manager.

The Guardian - which still exists for a few more months, despite calamitous losses - has quotes from Van Gaal where he claims that scoring goals does not mean United's style has changed. It does, because United's style was going out of their way to not actually shoot.

And on ESPNFC, Andy Mitten has written about Cameron Borthwick-Jackson's impressive start to his United career. Well done, Cameron!