Mourinho gets the backing of the board admist rumours of potential replacements!

Mourinho says Semi final places are still up for grabs!

The Manchester United board have publicly given Manager Jose Mourinho their full backing after weeks of uncertainty and a number of unexpected results have led to widespread criticism and Rumours regarding the managers future.
Following the weekends shock 3-2 defeat at Bright the Red Devils manager has become the bookies favourite for the next Premier League boss to leave his position, with many area’s suggesting the board had already starting think about potential replacements, with former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s name being mentioned.
Mourinho’s pressure started in the latter part of last season, where his side failed to keep up the pressure on the eventual winners Manchester City, before crashing out of the Champions League in the first knock out stage to Saville, who had never beaten United in Europe upon till then. Later defeat in the F.A.Cup final to a Chelsea send that didn’t finish in the leagues top 4 saw the Premier League giants fail to win a single piece of silverware last season.
Since then some poor results in their preseason tour, admittingly he was without a number of his first choice team due to World Cup commitments and his failure to add to his early summer signings of Brazilian International Fred and teenage defender Diogo Dalot have also asked questions as to why when Mourinho himself has openly stated his team would struggle if they didn’t strengthen the side.
Since then there has been a lot of speculation regarding some discontent in the United ranks, with Skipper Paul Pogba reportedly looking to leave along with Anthony Martial failing to return within the agreed time after returning to France for the birth of his child.
Despite all this a source from the job has since come out saying;
                                  “Why would we discuss Zidane when there is no job? Mourinho was disappointed by the failure to make more outfield signings during the summer transfer window beyond Brazil midfielder Fred and teenage full-back Diogo Dalot, who is injured. He wanted additional cover in central defence and an alternative to Anthony Martial out wide. However, in both instances, the United board felt there was no worthwhile signing available.”
Something that Ian Wright the current Match of the day pundit and former Arsenal and England striker disagrees with as he thinks there was opportunities to strengthen and the board should have backed their manager. This is something former Chelsea forward Chris Sutton also agrees with, speaking on BBC Radio 5 he stated;
            “Irrespective of the manager, Manchester United need new centre-backs. My view is that Maguire and Alderweireld would have been good options. If they cost £120m to bring them in, then that's what you have to do.

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