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Report: Mourinho ‘safe for now’ at Manchester United

Manchester United v Fulham FC - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United celebrates his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC at Old Trafford on December 8, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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Jose Mourinho isn’t in danger of losing his job after Manchester United’s latest soul-crushing defeat to a rival.

That’s according to a report from The Guardian, which states that Mourinho is safe for the time being and it’s “business as usual” at Manchester United, despite the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. The Red Devils were mostly played off the park by Liverpool on Sunday, and the defeat left Mourinho’s team 19 points behind league-leading Liverpool and 13 points outside the top four places. The loss also moved Man United to 7-5-5 on the season, the club’s worst start since 1990.

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The pressure on Mourinho continues to grow with every passing week as a star-studded and incredibly expensive squad continues to under perform for the Portuguese manager. Mourinho inexplicably left Paul Pogba and Juan Mata on the bench against Liverpool, and while it can be argued that Liverpool got lucky bounces in their second and third goals, the same can be said for Man United’s only goal of the game, which came thanks to a howler of an error from goalkeeper Alisson.

While Manchester United are into the knockout stages of the Champions League, the side’s inability to win the group ensured that they would face a European giant, which the Red Devils did when it landed Paris Saint-Germain. Like his two predecessors before him since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, it feels that it’s only a matter of time before both sides part ways and move on, with a decision possibly coming in March or April if Man United is confirmed that it will finish outside of the UEFA Champions League places.