By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:32 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 23:18 GMT, 2 December 2019
Jose Mourinho plans to meet up with Manchester United staff he considers friends on his return to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
The Portuguese wants to avoid the sort of hysteria that has engulfed his trips to former employers in the past – and is hopeful of catching up with those he retained relationships with at United.
Mourinho’s exit was swift when United sacked him last December and he did not make the same sort of farewell speech that Louis van Gaal performed when departing in 2016.
Jose Mourinho will meet a selection of Manchester United staff ahead of Old Trafford return
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