White House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire's ignorance and arrogant attitude. Trump vaulted past the threshold of 1,237 needed to win the party's primary race when a group of unbound delegates from North Dakota said they would back him. The accomplishment caps an extraordinary rise by a political neophyte whose campaign was widely derided as a distraction and a publicity stunt last June, when Trump announced his candidacy.
Jose Mourinho was expected to become Manchester United's new manager on Friday after reportedly agreeing a deal to take charge at Old Trafford. Mourinho has been in negotiations with United since Louis van Gaal's sacking on Monday and British media reports on Thursday claimed an agreement is now in place for the former Chelsea manager to fulfil his long-held ambition to manage the Premier League club. United are set to officially confirm the 53-year-old's appointment after the deal was delayed due to discussions over Mourinho's image rights.