Published: Fri, August 24, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho denies rift with Ed Woodward

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho denies rift with Ed Woodward

When quizzed about a rumoured falling out with United chief executive Woodward, Mourinho said he had not followed the media coverage.

In a unusual press conference today at Carrington, Mourinho answered just a few questions and stayed for a short amount of time talking to journalists; presumably frustrated by speculation about his future after the defeat to Brighton on Sunday.

If the Red Devils do decide to appoint the Frenchman as Mourinho's successor in the foreseeable future, this could help convince the likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to stay at the club.

When asked if all was well with Woodward, he replied: "Of course", and then responded simply "no" when pressed on any problems with him.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would have reportedly quit this summer if he was in charge of any other club.

After the defeat at Brighton, Paul Pogba admitted his attitude had been wrong.

And asked about the timing of the Tottenham game: "You have to play against 19 opponents at Old Trafford and away, you have to play against everyone, I don't know if it's the right time".

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"I'm not the right guy to answer".

The growing unrest at Old Trafford was compounded last weekend when United were defeated 3-2 by Brighton but Mourinho insists there is no tension between himself and the club's hierarchy.

Pushed further on whether he has been impressed by Mauricio Pochettino's side so far this term, Mourinho said: "I'm not going to comment". "If you want an explanation for Paul's words you must get him and ask him", Mourinho replied.

Mourinho: I don't analyse with you my players. I feel we played well against Leicester and we won.

"Of course, a hard match, a team that last season finished in the top four". I write a variety of articles about football including historical articles, my take on current football issues and lists (i.e. 5 players who regretted leaving Manchester United).

He confirmed Nemanja Matic, Diogo Dalot and Antonio Valencia are all back in training ahead of the Tottenham clash.

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