Jose Mourinho isn’t leaving Manchester United any time soon.
Second in the league and comfortably top of their Champions League group after four games, not to mention Europa League and League Cup champions, Mourinho has no need to let his mind wander from anything other than making Manchester United the best side in Europe again. Yes, there’s been disappointments in October but the cold hard truth is Mourinho is achieving and progressing as Manchester United manager.
As for reported PSG interest. Of course PSG are interested in the biggest name in football management! But to believe that Mourinho is about to down tools and walk out a quitter from the biggest club in the world would be ridiculously naive. Let’s remember what week it is for a start. International week in November, football’s equivalent of watching repeats of Holby City. International breaks aren’t the most riveting at the best of times but the November break really does take the biscuit as the worst of the lot. Most international sides have qualified or been knocked out of the World cup so it’s essentially the most boring two weeks of the football season. Which means media outlets need to get creative to generate views, income and interest.
What better way to do that than to focus on the biggest club in the land, Manchester United, and a bit of controversy, Mourinho wants to leave. Because that’s what we’re facing, media outlets spinning a yarn to generate interest in their sourceless bile. Because Mourinho isn’t going anywhere unless Manchester United force him out. And why would they? He’s progressed the club fantastically well over the last 12 months and in the face of a Pep Guardiola Manchester City, who have unlimited resources, Mourinho has positioned United as the number one rival to City. Which for a club that’s finished outside the top four three times in the last four years shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Of course it’s not going to be easy for Mourinho to take on Pep and beat him, but those who think Jose will walk away from that battle clearly haven’t done their research on a man whose spent his life battling against the odds.
Manchester United’s future is in safe hands under Mourinho. He’s going nowhere.