The new season might have begun with a win for Jose Mourinho and co., but this weekend’s loss to Brighton has made the opening day seem like a thing that happened ages ago.
Manchester United had an underwhelming transfer window to begin with, and further rumours regarding unrest in the dressing room have only made things go from bad to worse.
Faithfuls of Old Trafford have slowly started to believe that Mourinho might not be the man to bring their club back to the top in England, but the board does not agree yet.
As per the reports in The Guardian, the Portuguese still has his future secured at the club, as he is trusted by the men taking the big decisions behind the scenes.
The board and its members are aware of the fact that the manager is currently dealing with a squad that consists of a number of players coming back from an exhausting World Cup run.
Along with that problem, injuries have been troubling the players so far, with Alexis Sanchez being the latest one to miss out due to a niggle he picked up in training.
Jose has signed a deal with the Red Devils that runs till 2020, and if the sources are accurate, he will not be leaving anytime before that.
However, the pressure to win against Spurs next weekend will certainly be playing in the mind of Mourinho, and failure to live up to that task might bring about some unexpected, but inevitable consequences.
Here’s what the United boss had to say in a recent conference: “We have big and multi-functional coaching staff, and I think we are more the head coach than the manager. That is the way I think football is going.”