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Jose Mourinho was closing in on becoming Manchester United's new manager on Tuesday despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick. Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, British media reported, less than 24 hours after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a sour end. Former Chelsea boss Mourinho, one of football's most intriguing characters, would march into Old Trafford boasting a personal trophy haul that includes three English Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns.
Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winner against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans. SIPG's win on the away goals rule, after the last-16 tie's first leg finished 2-1, means Eriksson's side have reached the quarter-finals at their first attempt after coming through qualifying.