That’s the opinion of former United and Leeds midfielder John Giles, who believes the Red Devils boss will not be confident about catching Manchester City.
Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge leaves United eight points behind their arch rivals who have shown no signs of slowing down.
Rumours have recently circulated that Mourinho is seriously considering his future at Old Trafford with PSG cited as his preferred destination.
He sparked confusion in September when he admitted he has a desire to try new things and stated he couldn’t see him ending his career at United.
And Giles, who won the FA Cup with United in 1963, believes the big-money power at PSG will eventually lure him into leaving United.
“The more the days go by, the more certain I am that Jose Mourinho wants out of Old Trafford as soon as he can find a way to sign on the dotted line for PSG,” Giles wrote in the Irish Independent.
“His team failed the second big test of their title credentials when they lost to a Chelsea side which was vulnerable. With eight points now between Pep Guardiola and everyone else, Mourinho will not be confident about the months ahead.
“If he does have some form of communication open with PSG, he will be talking to them about a salary package which will be far above anything United will want to offer.
“He wasn’t in a great negotiating position after he was thrown out of Stamford Bridge but he clearly feels fully rehabilitated now and I think he is in the market for what would be his dream job.
“The most recent twist in the tale points in that direction, suggesting that Mourinho has asked for an enormous new deal.
“I believe that Mourinho has decided that there is some doubt now whether United can match his ambition. He knows the way the wind is blowing and will follow the cash to Paris.”
Published at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:26:15 +0000