Jose Mourinho has said that he is sure that his job is safe at Manchester United, because it would cost the club too much to sack him.
United returned to winning ways on Sunday with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win over Burnley, but reports before the game had suggested that the Portuguese would be sacked if they had slipped to their third successive defeat of the season.
While United fans were vociferous in their backing of Mourinho on the terraces, while also paying for a plane to fly over Turf Moor with a message against Ed Woodward, Mourinho doesn’t think his job is in any kind of danger at all:
“They say I’m in danger, but I don’t think so,” Mourinho told La Republicca.
“If they sent me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?!”
Mourinho initially signed a three-year deal when he arrived at Old Trafford in 2016, but put pen to paper on a new deal midway through last season, which is due to keep him at the club until 2020, where it is thought he earns around £12 million a year.
If United were to sack him now, it could cost them well in excess of £20 million, and with Ed Woodward having missed out on a number of transfer targets over cost, it seems like Mourinho might be right.