Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is set to take over from Real Madrid boss, Julen Lopetegui at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Lopetegui is under increasing pressure at Madrid, after seeing a win-less run stretched to five games with defeat at home to Levante on Saturday.
Spanish outlet, El Chiringuito reports that Real Madrid’s Directors have identified Mourinho as their number-one target to replace Lopetegui before the end of the season following the Los Blanco’s poor run of results this campaign.
Mourinho spent three years with the Champions League holders during his time at the Spanish capital.
Portuguese gaffer won the La Liga and the Copa del Rey before returning to England for a second spell with Chelsea.
The 55-year-old has also been struggling with his current club, Manchester United in the English Premier League this term.
Mourinho’s side currently sits at the 10th position on the Premier League log after nine games.
Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: Herrera, Pogba’s strike may lead to Sarri’s sack
Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba struck first-half goals to dump FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition and secure Manchester United a place in the quarter-finals.
It was revenge for United, who lost to Chelsea in last May’s Wembley final under their former boss Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea’s fragile defence was split with crosses from either flank. Paul Pogba supplied the first in the 31st minute after a fast move down the left and Herrera ghosted into the box to nod the ball down past stranded goalkeeper Kepa.
Until that moment a lively game had been evenly poised, with a host of chances at either end. Chelsea’s hopes were crushed just before halftime, however, in a speedy United counter down the right, with Rashford crossing for Pogba to head powerfully home between defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.
The fifth round defeat piled more pressure on Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, whose side were hammered 6-0 last week in the Premier League by United’s neighbours Manchester City.
Chants of “sacked in the morning” broke out in the second half as the hosts failed to break United down. There were boos from some home supporters at the final whistle while Solskjaer celebrated with his players in front of the travelling fans.
CHELSEA 0-2 MANCHESTER UNITED | HERRERA (31), POGBA (44)
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
Manchester United XI: Romero, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Rashford
Chelsea vs Man United: Chelsea release squad
Chelsea have released their line-up that will tackle Manchester United in the FA Cup fixture on Monday night at Stamford Bridge.
According to Goal, Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri released a list of 25 players.
The players include: three goalkeepers, nine defenders, eleven midfielders and two forwards.
Goalkeepers: Kepa, Caballero, Bulka
Defenders: Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu
Midfielders: Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, McEachran, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odoi
Forwards: Higuain, Giroud
The kick-off time for the match is 8:30 pm.
Squad revealed for Chelsea FA Cup tie as Sanchez, Pogba, Chong, Lukaku spotted
Alexis Sanchez and other Manchester United have travelled ahead of their FA Cup Fifth Round clash with Chelsea on Monday (7.30pm).
Alexis Sanchez and the rest of the Manchester United squad have been spotted travelling south to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup Fifth Round.
The Chilean is an injury doubt to face the Blues after a freak collision with the linesman as he was warming up to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
The 2-0 Champions League defeat was the Red Devils’ first under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the Norwegian took over at Old Trafford in December.
United have the chance to bounce back when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, and Sanchez now looks set to feature after his injury scare
However, there was no sign of Jesse Lingard or Anthony Martial after the duo were both forced off against PSG in midweek.
Lingard (hamstring) and Martial (groin) were both seen arriving for training at Carrington on Sunday but do not appear to have been included in the travelling squad.
Youngster Tahith Chong was spotted hopping off the team bus at Stockport train station while Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku were also snapped.
Victor Lindelof caused concern when he sprinted back to the bus – having obviously forgotten something – but Solskjaer was all smiles as he walked past fans.
The United manager was happy to pose for photos on his way into the station while Rashford also had time to scrawl a quick autograph on one supporter’s club merchandise.
Speaking after Lingard and Martial’s injuries, Solskjaer suggested United have plenty of players who could step into the void.
“We’ve got forward options [Sanchez and Lukaku] but Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong have been training with us all week so there’s a big chance they’ll be involved,” said Solskjaer.
Sergio Romero, David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Juan Matas have all travelled while Ashley Young, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Ander Herrera, Fred and Lee Grant were also spotted.
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