Jose Mourinho fears his Manchester United dream is over.
The Sunday Mirror says powerful influences in the Old Trafford boardroom feel the Special One can’t be trusted to keep faith with the club’s long-standing philosophy of promoting homegrown talent from the Academy.
Mourinho has resigned himself to the fact that United are sticking with a succession plan that will see Ryan Giggs eventually take over from Louis van Gaal.
The fact that he has not stayed in any of his seven managerial jobs for longer than three years is another reason why he isn’t seen as a good fit by those who roam the club’s corridors of power.
The fear is youngsters like Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Paddy McNair will see their pathway into the first team blocked if United opt for a Mourinho appointment to pacify some disgruntled fans.