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Manchester United are currently experiencing a difficult phase at the moment, and this season has so far been tagged as the worst for the club since the inception of the Premier League.

United have only been able to get three wins out of seven games as United have lost three games already. While results don’t seem to favour the club at the moment as Championship side Derby County even knocked United out of the Carabao Cup third round, reports are also not favorable off the pitch, with rumours claiming of tension in the dressing room.

A number of key Manchester United players have been reported to have a frosty relationship with the manager, and now rumours from Friday claim Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could be sacked after the game against Newcastle on Saturday.

However, reports from the BBC have denied such claims and have revealed that the United board is still in support of Mourinho and met with his representatives, notably Jorge Mendes, in London on Friday.

According to the report, the board reassured Mourinho’s camp that he would still be given time to turn things around, and club officials dismissed reports of his looming exit as nonsense.

Speaking about the rumours of Mourinho’s imminent sack, Manchester United legend Gary Neville was furious with the club and its management.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m furious going back three, four years ago when David Moyes was sacked, when it broke a day before to journalists,’ he said on Friday night.

“I think of Louis van Gaal being sacked the day before a cup final and finding out from other people. I think about how the club is being operated.

“If this is true, we don’t know if it’s true, but if this is true, and Jose Mourinho is going to walk out at Old Trafford tomorrow almost like a dead man walking, those fans will absolutely turn towards that boardroom.”