Jose Mourinho’s situation at Manchester United is so poor that he has reportedly told friends that he would have quit any other club.
The Portuguese has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons this summer, with his persistent whining and moaning about a lack of players and a lack of summer arrivals.
His side endured a torrid time during their pre-season tour of the USA but managed to silence some of the critics after beating Leicester in their opening Premier League game of the season.
However, the headlines surrounding Manchester United soon turned negative once more after they slipped to a shock defeat to Brighton last weekend, with the Red Devils putting in what can only be described as a lacklustre performance.
Some have predicted that the developing situation at Old Trafford is the start of Mourinho’s famed third season syndrome, which only ever usually ends with him being sacked.
However, with his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward known to be strained after he missed out on a number of transfer targets, it seems as Mourinho has considered quitting, with a source close to the United boss telling the Mirror that he would have quit any other job in the same situation.
Mourinho is thought to have long coveted the Manchester United job but feels like he hasn’t been sufficiently back by Woodward and the Man Utd board, having asked for a commanding new centre-half as well as a new right winger – neither of which arrived this summer.
He also seemingly has a strained relationship with £89 million midfielder Paul Pogba, who is reportedly angling for a move away from Old Trafford once again after falling out with the United boss.