Manchester United may have lost two games in a row in the Premier League, but the club has apparently denied all rumours relating to a bust-up between manager Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, The Guardian are reporting.
The report states that the Portuguese boss has the full backing of the board despite coming up short in recent weeks and performing well below the standard that is expected from a team as big as Manchester United.
Speculation was rampant after it was shown that Ed Woodward was making more frequent trips to United’s training ground, with plenty even suggesting that Mourinho was just one game away from losing his job.
Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the Red Devils time and again in the past few weeks, and Jose’s scathing press conferences and interviews lately are indicative of the pressure on the manager at a time when his team just can’t seem to handle the position it find itself in.
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But despite all this, Mourinho and Woodward remain on fairly decent terms, at least according to the club, with the 55-year-old even sending “kisses” to Woodward’s kids via text message.
The United hierarchy has been heavily criticized as well by fans of the English giants, with several claiming that Woodward is a ‘Glazer guy’ and would do anything for the American owners, whom fans have grown disillusioned with over the years.
And it is true that the hotline to the owners in the United States is active now more than ever, with the Glazer siblings upset with recent performances, but willing to back Mourinho at a time when the world is against him.
Whatever the current scenario though, it is clear that Manchester United are a club in disarray at the moment, and they need things to go their way very quickly.