Jose Mourinho has penned a six-page “love” letter, begging to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager, a report in the Independent says.

Manchester United have slipped further in the table after a shocking 1-0 loss against Southampton last week, and the pressure has been mounting on van Gaal. According to the report, Jorge Mendes, Mourinho’s representative, contacted United to discuss the future of the latter with the club.

In the letter, Mourinho has outlined plans to change the system and underlined key decisions he would take to get Manchester United back on track in all competitions. In the lengthy document, he has also laid importance on how much he wants to become the manager of United. He also shared his readiness to adapt to United’s style of open attacking football.

He has also compiled the forensic analysis of the current United team, underlying their strengths and weaknesses as well as provided suggestions about signings that could be a game changer.

Mourinho is available as a coach after Chelsea sacked him for performing poorly this season. Since then, the Portuguese has been on the look out for managerial positions available.

Jorge Mendes, however, released a brief statement, saying that the claims of Mourinho writing a letter to United are “absurd.”

He was quoted in the BBC saying, “It does not occur to anyone that a coach like Jose Mourinho can write letters to clubs offering their services.”

United fans were initially optimistic about Mourinho replacing Sir Alex Ferguson when he retired, but there are still many who don’t want him at the club. His style of play and his failure to nurture young talent were issues fans didn’t want to see at Old Trafford.

Manchester United ranks fifth in the premier league, five points behind the Champions League places. Their points tally of 37 points from the first 23 games which is their lowest total in Premier League history.