ManU can't afford to fire me - Mourinho

September 06, 2018

Despite Manchester United's slow start in the English Premier League, under-fire manager Jose Mourinho is not worried about his job security.

Mourinho has come under fire for the team's disappointing campaign so far, with some suggestions that the Portuguese manager night be shown the door at Old Trafford.

However, the coach is not expecting to be fired anytime soon.

"If they sent me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?!" Mourinho said during an interview with Italian publication La Repubblica. "They say I'm in danger, but I don't think so."

Mourinho extended his contract with the club in January, which sees him receiving US$19 million a year.

Manchester United would still have to honour this deal if they decided to fire the manager.

Mourinho received a boost on Sunday when the 'Red Devils' defeated Burnley 2-0 on Sunday, a result, which left the coach largely pleased, even if he took the opportunity to level a shot at members of the media.

"I am delighted with the result, but I think some of you must be disappointed. [For you] it would be much better if we lose," said Mourinho.

"The tactical approach, the concentration of a crucial triangle - Fellaini, Lindelof and Smalling - the creativity in midfield and then the intensity moving the ball. And in the last 10, 15 minutes even when we played at less speed and at less intensity for the counter-attack I thought the performance was very good," Mourinho said.

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