The game is on the car. According to the English tabloid ‘Mirror’, the days of Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United are counted regardless of the result of the ‘Mancunians’ at home against Newcastle. News that is denied at the club.
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No, this season is not going well again with Manchester United. In the national competition, the team of Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini earned only ten points out of seven games, making it only disappointing tenth – nine points from leader and city rival Manchester City. After defeats against Brighton, Tottenham and West Ham, the club had the worst league start in 29 years and the players were blown away from the field after the cork-dry 0-0 against Michy Batshuayi and Valencia in the Champions League. And so according to Mirror, the head of manager Jose Mourinho will soon roll.
“Jose Mourinho has lost confidence in the management of Manchester and will be put on the door this weekend”, writes the tabloid. “Sources within the club told our newspaper that the decision is irreversible, regardless of the outcome of the home game against Newcastle United. Mourinho has alienated the players, fans and staff at Old Trafford in recent months with his divisive approach, and those who are in charge at the club, especially Vice-President Ed Woodward, are fed up with it,” he said.
News that is denied at the club. “Mourinho should not suddenly fear for his job. There was a meeting in London yesterday between the club and the manager’s entourage, and it came to pass that Mourinho will have time to reverse the situation. The match against Newcastle can change things, of course, but at the moment that is the situation”, according to a source.
In any case, the Portuguese does not go too well in these days. For example, his press conference in the run-up to the match against the ‘Magpies’ lasted exactly 3 minutes and 32 seconds yesterday. An irritated Mourinho refused to answer one question, on most other questions he satisfied “yes” and “no”. When a journalist asked why Manchester United had such a hard time, Mourinho answered briefly: “For many reasons.” He gave no further explanation. To give an idea: Pep Guardiola, his colleague at Manchester City, spoke about one question longer than the entire press conference of the troubled Portuguese.
‘The Special One’ has been at the helm at Old Trafford since the summer of 2016. Who will eventually have to follow him is not yet clear, although Zinedine Zidane is explicitly quoted. The Frenchman boarded Real Madrid late last season after leading the ‘Royal’ to three consecutive Champions League victories.