Manchester United are yet to come up with an official announcement on Jose Mourinho's appointment, but Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter and Facebook to welcome the former Chelsea boss to Old Trafford on Thursday. An official announcement is expected to come on Friday.
Car giants Jaguar were the first one to tweet about Mourinho's appointment, only to delete it soon after.
The former Red Devils defender is confident that Mourinho will be able to bring back the lost glory at United and, therefore, feels the Portuguese is the right man for the hot seat at Old Trafford.
Ferdinand feels that as Mourinho has won a number of trophies with top clubs in Europe, he will look to do the same with Manchester United, who just finished another poor season under Louis Van Gaal.
Mourinho is said to have signed a three-year deal with Manchester United, worth £15million per year. The Portuguese manager, reportedly, signed the contract in a secret place in London on Thursday afternoon.
He is also said to have recorded an interview with MUTV, which will only be released after he is revealed as the new Manchester United manager on Friday.
Here is what Rio Ferdinand had to say in welcoming Jose Mourinho to Manchester United:
"Congratulations to Jose on being announced manager of the biggest club in the world! This is Jose Mourinho's most exciting & most challenging job yet. The first thing he needs to do is install 'winning mentality' back into the club. Get this ingredient back into the players but also the people that work inside the club day to day. Give them back that belief so it is breathing throughout the club again, which is so important. But doing the above in the Manchester United way is equally as important.
I have heard many say the 'Mourinho WAY' is not the Manchester United style of playing football. However, the Chelsea team that Jose put together first time round when he entered the Premier League played with wingers and hurt teams with quick attacking play. They had the likes of Robben and Duff on the wings who were direct and quick.
This is a sign he knows how to get a team playing in a way Manchester United fans can look forward to seeing.
Another doubt I keep hearing and being asked is, will he keep in with the tradition of the club which is bringing through the young players? For the moment, I can't answer this, only time will tell.
One thing I can tell Manchester United fans is that they have got themselves a true winner in all aspects. His CV shows success!
After his recent unsuccessful time at Chelsea in the final year, I can assure you this winner is now a wounded animal which makes him such a mouthwatering appointment. Jose went from winning the League cup & Premier League to a season of disappointment at Chelsea and I am certain he will want to restore all of that very quickly.
He will be desperate to silence the media who have been writing and saying negative things about him (he will have stored it all being the competitor he is) and will be as focused as ever.
Mourinho's huge personality is made for this great club, it's what he has been waiting for. Wishing him all the best!"