Jose Mourinho has claimed that he doesn’t fear being sacked by Manchester United as it would cost the club an inordinate amount of money to release him from his contract.
The Red Devils have endured a rough start to their 2018-19 Premier League campaign, losing to both Brighton and Tottenham and currently sit 10th in the table.
Sunday’s convincing 2-0 win over Burnley has gone some way to quietening the Portuguese’s detractors, however, but there are still rumours abound that he could face the sack if he cannot secure positive results with more regularity.
Mourinho, though, has no such fears, laughing as he told La Repubblica: “If they sent me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?!”
“They say I’m in danger, but I don’t think so.”
The 55-year-old has seemingly been at odds with the executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, over a lack of summer transfer activity, having only brought in Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, youngster Diogo Dalot from Porto and Lee Grant as third-choice goalkeeper.