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Mourinho brings SIX new faces to Manchester United

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There are big changes to Manchester United's backroom staff.

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It's not just José Mourinho who has arrived at Manchester United this summer. It has been officially confirmed that the Portuguese tactician has brought no fewer than six new staff members to Old Trafford, in a complete revamp of the club's coaching team.

The news doesn't come as any great surprise, given Louis van Gaal was followed out of the door by with his assistants Ryan Giggs and Albert Stuivenberg; Frank Hoek, his goalkeeping coach; and Max Reckers, a performance analyst, but Mourinho has more than made up for the departing staff members.

Mourinho arrives with long-time assistant Rui Faria, who has spent his entire professional career alongside the new United boss. He's joined by coaches Silvino Louro, Ricardo Formosinho, Carlos Lalin and Emilio Alvarez, plus analyst Giovanni Cerra.

It's certainly a big change, though considering the reported player dissatisfaction over van Gaal's training methods last season, it's probably a welcome one.