Manchester United arguably had the best summer transfer window of all Premier League clubs, but could it be that the start of the Mourinho era at Old Trafford is a false dawn?
The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Dutch side Feyenoord in the opening game of their Europa League campaign, and the match reminded many fans of Manchester United's former manager Louis van Gaal.
Jose Mourinho has reportedly revealed that Manchester United's failure to appoint him sooner scuppered the club's chances of signing Renato Sanches.
Even though Jose Mourinho has taken over as Manchester United manager, Dutchman Louis van Gaal's legacy lives on through the likes of Marcus Rashford, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and other young players he brought to the fore. However that may have been more due to luck rather than ingenuity on the part of the Iron Tulip.
Manchester United flattered to deceive several times this season as the highs of reaching the top spot in the Premier League and winning their first major trophy since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson proved to be small comfort for a team that fans expect much better from.
The 2015-16 season began with Louis van Gaal still well liked at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho as the title winning manager at Chelsea. 12 months later, the Dutchman has been unceremoniously removed and Mourinho announced as the new manager of Manchester United.
Carlo Ancelotti is all set to begin a new journey in the Bundesliga after finding huge success in England, Spain and Italy. The managerial great recently gave his thoughts on Jose Mourinho's imminent arrival at Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho is set to be appointed as the new manager of Manchester United after prolonged negotiations that even involved a pre-contract agreement to stop him from joining another club.
Reports had already started leaking in that Louis van Gaal was to be sacked by the Manchester United hierarchy after the FA Cup triumph on Saturday, but after a prolonged period of suspense on Monday, the club have finally released an official statement on the matter.
Louis van Gaal has been relieved of his duties as Manchester United manager less than 48 hours after winning the FA Cup with the Red Devils. Twitter could not contain its joy as the long suffering fans of Manchester United were finally granted their wish.