And the new Red Devils chief will start his revolution by bidding £10million for West Ham teen star Reece Oxford this week.

United legend Ferdinand is seen by Mourinho as a key man to help take the club back to the top.

It is understood Ferdinand has been sounded out about it but has yet to make a decision.

When Mourinho was appointed last week, Rio said: “This winner is a wounded animal which makes him such a mouth-watering appointment.”