Jose Mourinho’s reply when asked how long he plans to stay at Man United

Jose Mourinho insists that he hopes to stay at Manchester United beyond the three years of his current contract

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is planning to stay at Manchester United beyond the three years of his current contract.

The Portuguese coach is currently getting to grips with life at Old Trafford after being appointed as the club’s new manager on a three-year deal back in May.

It was something of a mixed start to life at Old Trafford for the former Chelsea boss as his side struggled to produce consistent form in the Premier League.

However, the Red Devils have now won their last three games in a row in the Premier League as they look to climb the table during the hectic festive period in the top flight.

There had been suggestions that Manchester United were already planning to offer Mourinho a contract extension.

However, the former Chelsea boss insists that the Red Devils have not offered him a new deal, but did stress that he is hoping to stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer of 2019.

Asked if the club have offered him a new contract, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “They didn’t! And I’m not expecting them to do that, because they gave me a three-year contract.

“They are being super supportive with me, and always gave me the feeling that three years is not the time I am going to stay here, I always had the feeling that I am going to stay for more time.

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“They know that I’m loving it, at every level, I’m loving my job at Manchester United, and they know that if one day they bring the contract, I will sign it, I don’t even need my advisers, I’ll sign because I am loving it.

“China money is attractive for everyone, but I love my football at the highest level more. Too young, 53, too young, too many years of football to go to a place like China.

“I want to stay in the most difficult place to win, so I’m in the right place.”

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