Mour­inho very happy at Man United, says agent Men­des

The Star Malaysia - - Sport -

Lon­don: Jose Mour­inho is “very happy” at Manch­ester United de­spite the club’s Premier League strug­gles, his agent Jorge Men­des said.

The state­ment fol­lowed re­ports that the club are con­sid­er­ing bring­ing in Tot­ten­ham boss Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino to suc­ceed the Por­tuguese and other re­ports link­ing him with a re­turn to Real Madrid.

United have en­dured a tor­rid sea­son – they are in eighth place in the Premier League, 18 points be­hind Manch­ester City, and with a

Jose is very happy at the club and the club are very happy with him. Jorge Men­des

neg­a­tive goal dif­fer­ence af­ter 15 matches.

Mour­inho’s trou­bled re­la­tions with star mid­fielder Paul Pogba and other play­ers have been an un­wanted sideshow to a stut­ter­ing sea­son.

The one bright spot for United is that they are through to the knock­out stages of the Cham­pi­ons League with a game to spare.

“There have been more ru­mours of Jose Mour­inho leav­ing Manch­ester United,” said Men­des on Fri­day.

“It’s to­tally un­true. Jose is very happy at the club and the club are very happy with him. He has a long-term con­tract with Manch­ester United and is fully com­mit­ted to the club in build­ing a solid win­ning project.”

Mour­inho, 55, in Jan­uary signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion that will keep him at Old Traf­ford un­til at least 2020.

The for­mer Chelsea boss re­placed Louis van Gaal in 2016 with a brief to re­turn the club to the pin­na­cle of the English game.

The 20-time league cham­pi­ons have not won the Premier League ti­tle since Alex Fer­gu­son’s last sea­son in charge in 2012-2013.

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