What Ed Woodward Has Told His Friends About Jose Mourinho

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward before the match.

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Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward is rallying behind Jose Mourinho, and there is no threat to his job at the moment.

The Red Devils are having one of their worst starts to the Premier League this season, and Jose Mourinho has come under fire in recent weeks because of it.

Some reports suggest that the relationship between the manager and Ed Woodward is at its breaking point after a poor showing by the latter in the transfer window.

But according to The Guardian, these reports are merely rumours, and have no truth to them. As per Woodward’s close friends, Mourinho’s future does not depend on the result of this weekend’s game against Burnley.


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The Manchester United vice-chairman has been at Carrington training ground often this season, but his visits have not been remotely related to Mourinho’s future.

In fact, Woodward is said to be looking into the factors that have contributed to the Reds’ slow start to their league campaign this term.

They also believe that the relationship between the two is ‘stronger than ever’ – so strong that Jose regularly texts Woodward, and even ends those messages with ‘kisses to the twins’ in reference to the latter’s three-year-old children.


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Apart from Woodward, club legend Ryan Giggs, who has been tipped to succeed Mourinho by some sources, has also expressed his support towards the Portuguese tactician.

Manchester United have got a fantastic manager already there,” stated the Welshman. “The club are going through a tough time, but you’ve got to come through those tough times. I don’t see where Manchester United go after Jose Mourinho.

“I think they’ve got the right man and they should stick with him. It is always difficult for a manager after a result like that [against Spurs]. I was at the game and I understand Jose’s frustration because on another day United win that game.”