Meanwhile, current United manager Louis Van Gaal has dismissed the rumours linking Mourinho to the job at Old Trafford by calling them ‘nonsense’.
“The last two months have been very difficult for my wife, my kids my grandchildren and my friends to cope with,” Van Gaal said.
“For me too, but I can cope. In the Netherlands they know I am too arrogant to doubt myself, but I also know that such a nonsense is being created about me.
“I do not believe that there is already a relationship between Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.”