Manchester United dismiss Jose Mourinho exit speculation

Manchester United have dismissed the recent speculation which has suggested that Jose Mourinho could be sacked from his managerial position following the Premier League encounter against Newcastle United.

A recent report from The Mirror‘s David McDonnell claimed that Mourinho will be relieved from his duties following the Magpies game with the club’s hierarchy having lost their confidence in his way of handling the club.

However, this has been quickly rubbished by Sky Sports News who have indicated that the Portuguese continues to retain the confidence of the United board and his agent’s recent meeting with the club had nothing to do with his future.

United have endured a frustrating start to the current campaign where they have already succumbed to three league defeats whilst also being shockingly eliminated from the League Cup at the hands of Championship side Derby County.

As such, a section of the United faithful have put the blame on Mourinho for the average beginning but it appears that the board are prepared to maintain their support for the 55-year-old with the hope of reversing the club’s fortunes.

United are scheduled to entertain Newcastle United in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off at Old Trafford and the match should offer the opportunity to erase the club’s recent winless streak which has stressed to four matches.

Moreover, the Mancunian giants have also struggled in their home patch this term with just one victory from their opening five games and anything less than three points against struggling Newcastle would surely create uproar among the United supporters.

Manchester United are currently placed 10th on the Premier League table with the same number of points. They are currently nine points off the top position in the standings and can’t afford to drop any further, if they harbour the slightest of ambitions to secure the English crown this term.

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