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Man United will give Jose Mourinho a new deal – but only if he leads the club back into the Champions League

United have to get past Ajax to win the Europa League on Wednesday and more importantly secure the return of Champions League football next season

Manchester United will offer Jose Mourinho a new deal, if he leads the club back into the Champions League next season.

United hierarchy were ready to hand the Portuguese boss a bumper new deal, when it looked like they were on for a top four spot a few months ago.

Mourinho must take United back into the Champions League next season to land new deal

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Mourinho must take United back into the Champions League next season to land new deal

With United dramatically fading away in the Premier League, all hopes of a return to Europe’s top table hinge on Wednesday’s Europa League final in Stockholm.

The Mirror report talks will begin if United lift the Europa League, to extend the four-year deal signed by Mourinho last summer.

United will lose more than £50million in revenues if they lose to Ajax, with their £75million-a-year kit deal with adidas set to be cut by 30 percent.

United chiefs are not looking to replace Mourinho, but are being careful about an extended deal for Mourinho that has been on ice since the start of the year.

Jose Mourinho is tipped to launch a summer spending spree - but Pedro Neto could be signed for the future

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Jose Mourinho tipped to launch a summer spending spree – and some targets are dependent on Champions League qualification

Louis Van Gaal was criticised by Scholes for the style of play he used at United

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Louis Van Gaal was in line for new deal until failure to reach Champions League

The former Chelsea boss made history winning the EFL Cup in February, by becoming the first United boss to win a trophy in his first season.

After the club secured a top-four finish in 2105, United were set to offer Louis van Gaal a 12-month contract extension.

That plan was shelved after a poor second season, and despite winning the FA Cup, the Dutchman was sacked, costing £8.4million in pay-offs to him and his coaching staff.

United face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford later today, with Mourinho set to make wholesale changes with the Europa League final next week in mind.

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