Mourinho confident he will not be sacked by Man United after Burnley win

Mourinho confident he will not be sacked by Man United after Burnley win

- Jose Mourinho led his Red Devils team to 2-0 victory over Burnley at the Turf Moor on Sunday

- A brace from Romelu Lukaku handed the Old Trafford outfit their second win of the season

- Meanwhile, the Portuguese tactician believes he has escaped from being sacked after the win

Manchester United returned to winning ways following their 2-0 victory over Burnley at the Turf Moor on Sunday.

The Red Devils had suffered back to back defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur in their second and third matches respectively.

Their 3-0 home defeat to Spurs mounted loads of pressure on the manager Jose Mourinho and vice chairman Ed Woodward.

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Romelu Lukaku's brace was all that the visitors needed to grab their second win in the ongoing league season and rank 10th on the log.

However, the outcome of last weekend's victory gave the club something to cheer about, but Mourinho still leads the way as the favourite to be the first Premier League manager sacked.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss laughed off suggestions he could be given the chop.

"They say I'm in danger, but I don't think it," he told Italian reporters yesterday.

"If they send me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?"

United are six points behind current league leaders Liverpool after four matches and they will play red hot Watford FC a visit in the middle of September.

After Sunday's victory, Mourinho said that: "I think it was a very, very good performance with a result which was short.

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"They played very well as a team, and there were very good individual performances and we should score many more goals.

"The result shouldn't have been open until the last minute.

"There were lots of good performances but Fellaini was fundamental, together with Smalling and Lindelof. Luke Shaw had a good performance and there were many others, too.

"We lost so many chances and Joe Hart made important saves.

"I don't remember such a comfortable performance as we've shown in the last two matches."

Following the international break, United return to action with a trip to Watford. earlier reported that Jose Mourinho believed David De Gea will sign a new deal with Manchester United.

The Spanish goalkeeper has long been linked with a move away from the club with Real Madrid and other top clubs in Europe reported to be interested in his signature.

According to the report by UK Sun, the 27-year-old goalie wants a salary that would bring him £350,000 a week for him to stay at Manchester United.

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