The beginning of the 2018/19 season has been tough for Manchester United, and speculations around Mourinho to be sacked have grown.
Jose Mourinho has endured a difficult start to the new season at Manchester United. The manager was reportedly not supported on his transfer list by the club’s board, and United have dropped six points in their four Premier League matches so far.
However, Manchester United are adopting an attacking approach to their games in the recent past, as Mourinho makes an attempt to reconcile with the fans. The recent fly-over demonstration by a group of fans in protest against the club’s CEO Ed Woodward is a sign of manager winning over the fans.
In a recent interview with La Repubblica, Mourinho was asked whether he fears the sack from Manchester United board.
“They say I’m in danger, but I don’t think it. If they send me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?” said Jose.
“They say I’m in danger, but I don’t think so,” added the Portuguese manager.
The 55-year old manager is seemingly been in conflict with the club’s board over the lack of signings in the summer transfer window. Manchester United only oversaw two arrivals this summer – Diogo Dalot from Porto, and Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.
In the four Premier League games Jose Mourinho’s side has played this season, they have registered six points, winning their last week’s game against Burnley.
Fingers were pointed at Mourinho after United were crushed 3-0 by Tottenham on game-week 3, which resulted in a backlash from the Portuguese.
As he negated the possibility of a sack, he was jokingly asked whether he paid for the fly-over during the Burnley match.
“No… but I could have!” replied Mourinho.
Manchester United will play the high-flying Watford on September 15, who are yet to drop points this season.