It’s not been a good month of late for Manchester United fans who cannot stomach the thought of our club being managed by Jose Mourinho, given the claims – as yet, unconfirmed officially, but also undenied officially – that United have signed a pre-Contract with the man, committing themselves to paying him £15,000,000 if we don’t offer him the managership.
Despite the recent win over the bitter Bitters (Marcus Rashford! Marcus Rashford!) I remain committed to seeing the back of Louis van Gaal, sooner rather than later, but if he’s the only one standing between us and Mourinho, then I’m more than happy for him to stay as long as is necessary.
Which, according to the latest reports, is only until the end of the month. Apparently, Mourinho has been refusing job offers, preferring to install himself at Old Trafford, but if we haven’t made a serious offer by 1 May, then he’s going to look elsewhere.
So, we know there’s an end-date. One month, thirty days, to have or have not. Countdown.