Premier League rumors: Manchester United firing Jose Mourinho?

Wednesday, 29 Aug, 2018

Harry Kane believes Tottenham Hotspur's 3-0 win at Manchester United on Monday has laid down a marker regarding their title challenge. "The competition for places is high and we've just to keep it going".

United has not won a Premier League since the 2012-13 season and while it wasn't tabbed to win this season, the slow start has not made Mourinho any friends in Manchester. "I am sorry to the fans, not just the ones here but those at home that watched and supported us".

"Everyone in the dressing room is really sad, especially after the first half we had and especially a big thank you to the fans for the way they supported us, even when we were down 3-0, was wonderful".

"Even we don't understand what happened", added the French World Cup victor. "We wanted to do better". "It was unbelievable. At the final whistle, the way they clapped the team was really respectful, and that was nice for us as players to receive after a disappointing result".

"Woodward gave him a contract last season, only seven or eight months ago, and he should see that contract through to the end and do the job", said former United captain Gary Neville.

Mourinho has welcomed three players to his squad over the summer - Brazil midfielder Fred for $60 million, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot ($24 million) and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant ($2 million) - but the United manager has been unhappy that the club didn't sign a central defender. "It is a tough time at the moment, but we have had tough times before and got through it".

When the game got underway, the teams fought out an entertaining but goalless first half.

Despite a wretched start, Shaw says the dressing room is still united - something he hopes to prove at Turf Moor.

"We have a really good group and yeah of course we'll reflect on our day off (on Tuesday) and we'll come back in on Wednesday".

'He likes it here, we love him, we want him to stay, he wants to stay, so when a player is not in the market the value is zero'.

Pochettino, who has taken Tottenham to three consecutive top-three finishes, said there was no point in making signings for the "sake of it" although he too might have felt frustrated by the lack of a statement purchase and concerned the still-to-be-completed 800 million-pound stadium would start eating into the squad budget.