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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho happy at the club

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho happy at the club. Mourinho’s position at the club has been under scrutiny this season, with the Red Devils eighth in the Premier League, eight points off the top four.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is “very happy” and “fully committed” to the club, according to his agent. The Portuguese, 55, signed a contract extension at Old Trafford in January but has been linked with a return to former club Real Madrid.

“It’s totally untrue,” said agent Jorge Mendes in a statement.

“Jose is very happy at the club and the club is very happy with him. He has a long-term contract with Manchester United and is fully committed to the club in building a solid winning project.”

Jose MourinhoAs well as Mourinho being linked with Real, there have been media reports suggesting United are considering bringing in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to succeed Mourinho.

United play Fulham at home on Saturday before trips to Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday, and Liverpool in the league on 16 December.

Analysis

Simon Stone, BBC football correspondent

Jorge Mendes rarely talks in public, so there is huge significance around the state that has been released on his behalf. The big question is what the sign actually is.

For that, there has to be an answer to whether United knew it was coming out, and, more importantly, whether they agree with its contents. One line in there is particularly interesting, namely that United “are very happy” with Mourinho.

Given United go into this weekend’s fixtures eighth in the Premier League, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and 14 in front of the drop zone, having collected just three points from their past four games, I can’t imagine anyone, including Mourinho, can be very happy at the moment.

Anything other than a victory over rock-bottom Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday and the noise around Mourinho will intensify significantly, and no end of statements from Mendes will change that.

Source: BBC News

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