‘I say garbage!’ – Jose Mourinho’s response to recent rumours

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly dismissed the ongoing speculation linking him with a move elsewhere. The Sun suggested that the Portuguese tactician is unsettled at the Old Trafford outfit, and he could potentially pursue a fresh club in either the summer or at the conclusion of his contract.

Instead, Mourinho says his commitment to Manchester United is “total” and wants to stay at the club beyond the end of his current contract. He is currently midway through the three-year contract he signed when succeeding Louis van Gaal in May 2016.

“It depends on what you want to know and what you want to speak about,” he said ahead of the FA Cup game against Derby at his press conference, when asked about his contractual situation.

“If you want to speak about some news, I say garbage! I don’t find a better word to define the talk,” he was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

“If you want to ask me directly, which I suppose you want, if I see myself next season in Manchester United, I say I see myself [here] and, as I told you when I arrived, I am going to leave when the club wants me to leave because I have no intention to leave at all.

“My intention is to stay and to work and to improve and to bring the club to where the club belongs. I want to stay. I don’t see any reason not to stay.

“So, yes, I still have a contract. In fact, I am in the middle of my contract, I’m not in the last couple of months. My desire is to stay. It’s just a question of the club, the owners, the board, Mr [Ed] Woodward, [and what] they all want, [if] they all are happy with my contribution and they want me to stay beyond the end of this contract. But, yes, I want to stay.”

Mourinho also took exception to reports, which emerged on Thursday evening, claiming there were fears inside Old Trafford that he could resign after two seasons.

“The worst thing anyone can do to myself is not to say that I am a bad manager,” the manager declared.

“It is not to say that I am underperforming. It is not to say that I made a mistake in this game or that game. The worst thing someone can do to me is to put one inch of doubt on my professionalism or in my dedication to my club, my job, my players and to every detail related to my job.”

The self-proclaimed Special One has never coached a club for four complete seasons, but there is a big chance of that happening with the Red Devils as the Portuguese is now more composed as a head coach.

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