Jose Mourinho’s job as Manchester United manager is not under threat in spite of the club’s poor start to the season, according to The Telegraph.

The Red Devils lie sixth in the Premier League, nine points adrift of Manchester City in fourth and have won just twice in their last eleven league encounters.

However, the powers that be at Old Trafford are impressed with the more attacking style that Mourinho has implemented in the team and see that as a sign of progress compared to the drab football played under Louis van Gaal.

Despite the worrying position that the club find themselves in, the United hierarchy are convinced that results will soon turn if the current performance levels can be sustained.

Mourinho has lamented his side’s luck in recent weeks, having dominated matches against Burnley, Arsenal and West Ham United only to emerge with a total of three points.

United saw another victory snatched from their grasp in the 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday when the home side equalised with a last-gasp Leighton Baines penalty.

Former Toffee Marouane Fellaini clumsily felled Idrissa Gueye in the box just minutes after being sent on by Mourinho, a substitution that the former Chelsea boss was later forced to defend in his post-match interviews.

The enigmatic Portuguese will be encouraged by the support from the boardroom, having always maintained that he started the job at a disadvantage by inheriting the squad from the Van Gaal era.

Mourinho is not naive though and will know that he is likely to come under pressure later in the season if results have not shown a distinct improvement.


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