Jose Mourinho warned he is facing ‘huge’ six months at Man United

Kenny Cunningham believes Jose Mourinho is facing a defining six months at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho is facing a vital six month period that could define his future at Manchester United, according to Kenny Cunningham.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table but a staggering 16 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.

In fact, Manchester United’s position in the top four is far from certain given Liverpool FC are just two points adrift of the Red Devils.

Fourth-placed Chelsea FC could move level on points with Manchester United if Antonio Conte’s manage to beat Mourinho’s side in their next Premier League game at Old Trafford on Sunday 25 February.

The Portuguese coach signed a new three-year contract with the Red Devils earlier this month after Mourinho won the Europa League and the League Cup in his first season at Old Trafford.

However, former Irish defender Cunningham remains unconvinced by Mourinho at Manchester United.

“I’m not buying it [Mourinho’s new contract],” Cunningham told Irish radio station Newstalk.

“Mourinho has still got a huge six months at Man United in terms of talking about him long term at the club. The next six months will dictate whether he will be there long term.”

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor back in May 2016.

Manchester United ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table last term but are on course to improve upon that finish this term.

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