Manchester United have apparently revoked the pitch-side pass of Mirror journo David Mc Donnell, following his exclusive report claiming Jose Mourinho would be sacked on the weekend,National Daily learnt.
On Friday, McDonnell claimed to have been informed by sources at United that the Portuguese would be relieved of his duties as manager regardless of their result against Newcastle at home on Saturday.
“Senior United sources have told news men that he has reached the point of no return, with the axe ready to fall whatever the outcome of Saturday’s match against Newcastle,” Mc Donnell wrote.
“Mourinho has alienated players, fans and staff at Old Trafford with his divisive approach in recent months, and those in charge of the club, led by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, have had enough.”
United, however, have since rubbished the report and Mourinho remains in charge, having overseen an incredible 3-2 comeback at Old Trafford in what was supposed to be his last game in charge of the Red Devils.
Mc Donnell, meanwhile, has seen his pitch-side pass revoked by the club but was saidto be adamant Mourinho would still get the axe.