Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea last year, has been strongly linked with a move to Man United in recent months as he is reportedly keen on staying in the Premier League.
However, Marca claim that he will have to wait to be installed as United boss as the hierarchy at Old Trafford will not sack Louis van Gaal before the campaign ends, with officials placing their faith in the Dutchman to see the season out despite the team’s poor form in recent months.
That being said, if United’s performances worsen considerably, then Ryan Giggs may be considered as a caretaker manager.
Mourinho is a world-class manager and he has won trophies at every club he has taken charge of.
There is an argument that Mourinho leaves clubs in a worse state then he finds them – Chelsea are in a relegation battle right now – but United cannot afford to be picky, with the team in a precarious position in the Premier League and neighbours Manchester City signing Pep Guardiola from next term.