"I thought Mourinho definitely could have been a candidate for the United job. The manager and him are on very good speaking terms, have a lot of texts. They respect each other. Mourinho would have relished it. To understand him, you have to split Mourinho up into three characters," Meulensteen told the Telegraph.
"Him, as he really is, a family man. Him as the entrepreneur, the one that deals with the media. He does everything with a purpose, a hidden agenda. And him, as the man who deals on the day-to-day basis with the players. He's a very good communicator, speaks different languages, obviously studied the game.''
For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball