Jose Mourinho rubbishes Manchester United F.C. exit rumours

first_imgJose Mourinho has rubbished the rumours of his departure from Manchester United after the club’s not so impressive first half of the Premier League season.Man United though are second in the points table but are 15 points behind run-away league leaders and bitter rivals Manchester City.The Red Devils suffered a shock League Cup exit last month and Mourinho’s growing frustration at his team’s inconsistent form has been noticeable, leading to reports of his exit.After a relatively successful start to his United tenure last season, where they finished sixth in the league and won the Europa League and League Cup titles, Mourinho’s side have been overshadowed by bitter rivals Manchester City this campaign.”I say garbage, I don’t find a better word than that to define the talk,” Mourinho told reporters when asked about a potential departure from United. “My intention is to stay and to work and to improve and to bring the club to where the club belongs.”I repeat I am in the middle of my contract, if I am going to sign a new one it depends on the club but my commitment is total and I want to stay.”I see myself here (after three years), is just a question of (whether) the club… are all happy with my contribution and they want me to stay beyond the end of this contract.”United’s decline in form has been contrasted by that of Pep Guardiola’s City, who are yet to be beaten in the league and competing impressively on all fronts.advertisementFormer Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager Mourinho also hit out at those questioning his professionalism, saying he was fully committed to United.”The worst thing someone can do to me is to put one inch of doubt on my professionalism or in my dedication to my club, my job, my players and to every detail related to my job,” Mourinho added.United striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Marouane Fellaini are set to return from their respective injuries for the club’s FA Cup opener against Derby County on Friday.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more