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Jose Mourinho to learn Man Utd sack truth today as Ed Woodward considers Zinedine Zidane

Reports leaked on Friday claiming Jose Mourinho’s head would roll regardless of the result against Newcastle

Jose Mourinho to learn Man Utd sack truth today as Ed Woodward considers Zinedine Zidane

Reports leaked on Friday claiming Jose Mourinho’s head would roll regardless of the result against Newcastle

11 October 2018 Thursday 13:39
Jose Mourinho to learn Man Utd sack truth today as Ed Woodward considers Zinedine Zidane

MANCHESTER UNITED chief Ed Woodward could end the day looking for a Jose Mourinho replacement with a crunch meeting set to determine the managers fate.

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Jose Mourinho will learn his Man Utd fate via a meeting with Ed Woodward today (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United, despite their 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday, are a club in crisis.

Long gone are the days where the club would repeatedly challenge for the Premier League title. While there was once Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, there is now just Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward.

And this Manchester United double act isn’t working. It’s more Jekyll and Hyde than Bonnie and Clyde.

Today will now be key to the future of Mourinho. Newcastle provided respite but that, it seems, may be it.

Woodward is stalling on the axe. Reports leaked on Friday claiming Jose Mourinho’s head would roll regardless of the result against Newcastle.

Zinedine Zidane, out of work since leaving Real Madrid, is Woodward's No 1 choice to come in.

However, it seems it’s rather tricky to sack a manager where fans sing his name with such vigour. Or one who oversaw a 3-2 victory as thrilling as it was erratic.

Mourinho and Woodward sit down for showdown talks today. And the worst case scenario would see the club looking for another new manager.

Mourinho wants to stay. He has always insisted that, despite his sulky demeanour, he has the stomach for the fight.

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Jose Mourinho has the spectre of Zinedine Zidane looming over him at Man Utd (Image: GETTY)

But he wants demands met.

The United boss wants financial backing in the transfer market - something he feels he is entitled to.

Because the Red Devils’ summer mishaps have set them back. He wanted five signings, but the club delivered just three. Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.

Grant, No 3 goalkeeper, was most likely not on the list in the first place.

Mourinho reportedly wants two defenders as a show of faith. With Manchester City and Liverpool forking out around him, he feels it’s United’s time to step up.

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Jose Mourinho will meet with Man Utd chief Ed Woodward today (Image: GETTY)

Alessio Romagnoli and Milan Skriniar, of AC Milan and Inter Milan, are the players he wants.

It is thought that Woodward will need to agree to Mourinho’s requests to provide harmony at United.

But with a number of players turning on the Red Devils boss, a sacking today cannot be ruled out.

And, should that happen, then Zidane is the club's No 1 choice to replace him.

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Ronnie 2018-10-11 20:24:30

Mourinho is winner give Him what he needs after all who’s talking about long term when the club hasn’t won a title in nearly a decade. I think some of you are not being honest or you have no clue we need to win the premiership now. All indications show Mourinho was on good-path from maintaining an average 6th to 2nd. Position the following year . Now was make or break! But majority egotistical morons don’t want the ultimate victory from Mourinho cus you still see him as a Chelsea coach that stirred Sir Alex ? So what ! Here’s Your Chance . Still not late to turn the table around .