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George Elek: Jose Mourinho hasn’t covered himself in glory

by Marwan Harraz

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek has revealed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is favourite to get sacked first ahead of any other Premier League manager already.

The season hasn’t even begun and it appears the Portuguese’s job is under threat after a gloomy pre-season so far.

United have been far from convincing having only won once all summer against AC Milan through penalties and were even battered 4-1 by fierce rivals Liverpool.

Mourinho’s current odds are 7/1 which means he’s more likely to lose his job first than any other Premier League manager.

Along with all the terrible performances, the Red Devils have only made one standout signing in Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred.

According to Manchester Evening News, George said: “Mourinho has not covered himself in glory with Manchester United’s tour of the USA, with the 55-year-old claiming that it’s ‘not his squad.’

“The negativity is just one of an array of factors that Manchester United fans are not happy with – and that despondency has crept into punters’ thoughts ahead of the 18/19 season.”

Reports have recently emerged that Jose will be backed by the Old Trafford hierarchy to sign whoever he believes is needed.

It was initially believed that Manchester United were unwilling to spend until they’ve offloaded some of their own players.

Only Daley Blind has been sold by the club so far with Michael Carrick the only other player leaving the squad as he’s retired.

United were notoriously finished 19 points behind fierce rivals and champions Manchester City but have failed to do anything of note to prove they’re capable of closing that gap.

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