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Jose Mourinho losing hope over joining Manchester United

Manchester United are unlikely to appoint Jose Mourinho as manager, Mourinho believes.

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On ESPNFC, there's a story that Jose Mourinho is starting to get frustrated with waiting for the Manchester United job. As he should be. Despite being the best man for the job, it's in Alex Ferguson, the Class of 92 and Ed Woodward's interest to keep Louis van Gaal in a job for now. Woodward would be blamed for two duff appointments, the Co92 would be further from taking over with Ryan Giggs, and Ferguson would have a man beyond his influence. Mourinho doesn't have much of a chance unless Van Gaal loses even more games.

In the Mirror, there's an outlandish story that United could activate Neymar's £140 million release clause. The thing about this is, even if Neymar isn't happy with Barcelona, is he enough of a fool to join a club as badly run as United?

The Mail have a story that Marouane Fellaini is a target for AC Milan. If true, United should take almost any offer, no matter how low it is, and get rid of him. Having a proper midfielder instead of him would be a huge improvement for the squad, especially with Michael Carrick's decline in form this season.

And in the Manchester Evening News, there's a story suggesting United should keep the 3-1-4-1-1 formation they ended with against Swansea. There's nothing wrong with the formation, merely the manager.