However, Sky Sports News are simultaneously reporting that it is likely van Gaal will remain as manager this summer.
In a bizarrely confusing report, James Cooper gives us their latest on Mourinho but then says van Gaal is still held in high regard by a large number of high up members at United despite the failures this season.
What is going on? United fans are getting toyed with like a Dairylea Dunker at the moment In, out, Mourinho in, Mourinho out, you shake it all about. We’re used to transfer sagas having seen the likes of Vidal, Moura and Fabregas in the past but this is taking it up a gear.
One thing is for sure – van Gaal’s interviews tonight will be extremely interesting. Will he simply dismiss them all and blame the press for fabricating them or is tonight when the Dutchman finally offers some insight into who will be in charge at United next season.
Update: This is all very odd. Sky Sports News deleted their video of James Cooper’s piece from outside Old Trafford offering the update on van Gaal where he states he is likely to stay and have replaced it with this piece from Andy Burton.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) May 17, 2016