Danny Murphy: Jose Mourinho was wrong to talk about his future away from Manchester United

Danny Murphy: Jose Mourinho was wrong to talk about his future away from Manchester United

Danny Murphy has attacked Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for publicly talking about leaving the club halfway through the season.

Mourinho has previously spoken about desire to stay at Old Trafford for some years to come. But in the past week, the Portuguese has revealed he would, one day, like to manage Paris St Germain in the French capital.

Murphy was disappointed with Mourinho‘s words, telling talkSPORT that the Man United boss shouldn’t discuss his future away from the club.

“I want him (to stay),” he said on talkSPORT.

“I don’t understand that. How can he be managing one of the biggest clubs in the world and then talk about where he will be going later?”

Mourinho was clear in his recent interview that he will not end his career at United.

United fans accept that that’s a realistic proposition given Mourinho is only just into his 50s and has plenty of time left in his managerial career.

However, there is hope that Mourinho will stay for some years to come yet. The recent talk may just be in hope of getting a new long-term contract at United with a bumper wage packet for the Portuguese. Reports this month suggested that United are considering giving the boss a five-year deal.

That would keep him at Old Trafford until 2022. If he were to stay for the full duration of that contract, his spell at United would be his longest stint at a single club ever in his managerial career.

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