Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho took over as manager at Old Trafford on 27 May, 2016

Manchester United are close to reaching an agreement with manager Jose Mourinho over a new contract.

Talks have progressed well and it is now just a matter of time before Mourinho commits to remain at Old Trafford beyond the expiry of his present deal in 2019.

Mourinho’s apparent unease over transfer budget and his refusal to move out of the hotel he stays in led to speculation over his future.

He took charge of United in 2016.

The 55-year-old described those reports about his future as “garbage” in a pre-match press conference in early January.