Manchester United dismiss report Mourinho will be sacked today

Posted October 07, 2018

"Mourinho has alienated players, fans and staff at Old Trafford with his divisive approach in recent months, and those in charge of the club, led by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, have had enough". Journalists don't break stories of this nature unless they're absolutely certain.

United entered Saturday having taken just 10 points through seven games - their fewest at that stage of a top-flight campaign since 1989.

Should Mourinho remain in charge after the global break, his next match will be a trip to former club Chelsea.

"He is a key player, a good player and he plays in the right position, but for me he isn't a real leader like (Steven) Gerrard".

Yes, he lost his way at Arsenal towards the end, but that should in no way overshadow the fact that he changed the whole ethos of the club, from the development and trust in his younger players to the eye-catching and attractive brand of football he brought to the Gunners.

"Some of boys, Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch". The victor came in the 90th minute, when substitute Alexis Sanchez headed home and a much-relieved United ended a run of four matches without a win in all competitions.

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The 55-year-old Portuguese manager improved the club's domestic form last season, guiding United to a second-place finish behind champions Manchester City.

"With all the respect and I hope they don't interpret me in a negative way, if we are playing in a league like the Swiss league and we don't win that league, anything else apart from winning that league would be an bad season".

The manager also played down the idea that the players responded to win the game for him. "I can cope with it", he said.

"What is frustrating is you see the second half and they had passion, fight and desire".

" If it rains in London it is my fault". And I have to be ready for this. Capello opened up on the chat with Mourinho at the UEFA coaching convention about the players he aimed to sign.

"And I think opponents with much more potential than us finished behind us. I worked since I was a kid - I worked for this, and I will love it until my last day, so it's one more experience in my life".