Ashley Young: Jose Mourinho must stay for Manchester United to win trophies

by Marwan Harraz

Ashley Young has addressed reports of Jose Mourinho‘s apparent unhappiness at Manchester United ahead of the club’s match against Benfica.

Rumours emerged of Mourinho being displeased with the Red Devils’ board despite the manager repeatedly praising their work during last summer’s transfer window.

The Portuguese tactician even complimented PSG’s current project, fuelling the flames that he wishes to leave Old Trafford.

Jose is notoriously known for his short-term commitment to clubs and it doesn’t bode well with United fans who are used to having long term managers.

Young however, was straightforward in his response to whether Mourinho will stay or not and believes that if the club want to continue winning trophies, they’ll need to hold onto their star manager.


Manchester United signed their manager on a three year contract initially but there have been suggestions that they’re looking to increase that length of time.

Some fans have claimed that these reports have come at a suspiciously good time for Jose who’ll certainly be looking for a pay-rise.

Many have pointed out that the rumours are just a negotiation tactic and that Mourinho is truly happy at Old Trafford.

While that may be true, it’s unlikely that the former Chelsea man will stay if he doesn’t feel valued by the board.

After winning the Europa League and the League Cup last season, United’s manager might feel that he has successfully steered the ship back onto the right path.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward however, may feel that Mourinho’s job isn’t done until the Premier League is back in the club’s hands.

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