Manchester United boss Mourinho has been criticised after the Red Devils were thumped 3-0 by Tottenham on a torrid evening at Old Trafford.

Time appears to be beginning to run out for the 55-year-old amid reports Zinedine Zidane has already held discussions about taking the Red Devils job.

Manchester United have publicly backed Mourinho to turn things around but, with their Tottenham horror show coming after a shambolic defeat to Brighton, whether they stick to their guns remains to be seen.

Mourinho stood and applauded fans after yesterday’s match but some social media users interpreted it as him saying goodbye.

Mourinho stood and applauded fans after yesterday’s match but some social media users interpreted it as him saying goodbye.

Yet BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone says Mourinho does not expect to be axed because of what he achieved at Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Yesterday, the United boss stormed out of a press-conference demanding ‘respect’ for his three Premier League titles won at Stamford Bridge.

That number is more than every boss in the top flight, something Mourinho was more than happy to point out to journalists crammed inside the room.

“Do you know what this means? Yes, it means 3-0, but it also means three Premier Leagues – and I won more Premier Leagues alone than the other 19 managers put together.

“Three for me. Two for them. Respect! Respect! Respect man!”

And Stone says Mourinho expects to be given time at United.

“He knows the pressure is on,” Stone wrote.

“Mourinho, in all probability, understands all that and accepts it as part of the job.

“What has eaten away at him, and continues to do so, is that his record fails to insulate him from the kind of criticism he thinks others – who have not achieved anything like as much as him – seem to escape.

“Mourinho regards himself as a winner. Even at United he has won silverware, securing the Europa League and EFL Cup in his first season.

“He thinks those trophies, along with his successes at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, should buy him time – and respect.”

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