Jose Mourinho gets Manchester United backing amid Real Madrid link

Manchester United have dismissed the prospect of replacing Jose Mourinho shortly after the club’s shock 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion. The Red Devils have recently been linked with ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane with the Portuguese’s position under threat but a club insider has now dismissed the claims.

In a report covered by The Mail, a club source stressed that United are not aiming to replace the 55-year-old whilst stressing there is no vacancy in place for Zidane. United were fancied to make progress in terms of signings during the summer but unfortunately, things did not paved the way as initially reported.

During the recent transfer window, Mourinho hinted that he had submitted a five-man shortlist to vice-chairman Ed Woodward but much to the Portuguese’s frustration, the club could only make one marquee signing in the form of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

As such, the relationship between Mourinho and Woodward seems to have reached a new low and the recent performance on the South Coast has partially damaged the former’s relationship with the supporters as well.

United are scheduled to entertain Tottenham Hotspur in their next league outing on Monday night and another negative result would surely add up to the frustration for the fans, who have been unimpressed with the cautious nature of the club’s play.

One thing in their favour against Spurs has been the dominance at Old Trafford and they go into the Monday night showdown, having won the last four home meetings against them. Three of those have finished with a 1-0 scoreline including the game last term where Anthony Martial netted a late winner.

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