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Mourinho to Man United: Twitter reactions

With the ink still wet on the contract, Twitter was ablaze with reactions to Man Utd's appointment of José Mourinho.

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It's finally official, José Mourinho is the new Manchester United manager. The club today confirmed that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss will replace Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout, having signed a three-year contract with the option of an additional fourth year.

The Portuguese schemer is no stranger to controversy, and over the years few men have divided footballing opinion in quite the way Mourinho does.

And what better place to thrust such an opinion on the world than Twitter. Here are what some notable figures have had to say about The Special One and his new job...

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand was quick to cosy-up to the new gaffer:

One-time David Moyes disciple Phil Neville approves:

As does BBC's Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker:

Former Red turned analyst Danny Higginbotham loves a happy ending:

TalkSport presenter and United fan Andy Goldstein expressed his delight through the sophisticated medium of emojis:

Oliver Kay of The Times has his reservations:

Whereas the Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst has some pretty high hopes for what Mourinho will achieve at Old Trafford:

And finally, a begrudging admission, an aggressive dismissal of anyone who may dare to disagree, followed by a sad lament, from none other than Piers Morgan: