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Manchester United fear Jose Mourinho is hinting he’s nearing the end at Old Trafford

Manchester United are reportedly growing increasingly worried that Jose Mourinho’s recent behaviour suggests he’s going to resign at the end of the season.

The Portuguese tactician is said to be cutting an increasingly isolated figure and spending less and less time in Manchester, according to the Daily Mail.

United have gone through a bit of a rough spell recently, winning just three of their last seven in the Premier League to fall 15 points behind rivals Manchester City.

While many have struggled to keep up with Pep Guardiola’s side this season, Mourinho received some criticism for his defensive tactics in the recent Manchester Derby defeat, with his expensively-assembled side seemingly unable to go toe-to-toe with their neighbours.

The Mail add that Mourinho has been taking public digs at the club’s board over a lack of transfer spending, with that and his apparent reluctance to fully move himself and his family from London to Manchester a cause for concern among those inside Old Trafford.

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One source is quoted by the Mail as saying: ‘Jose seems to be having third-season syndrome a year early with us.’

This is a clear reference to the 54-year-old’s tendency to move around a lot and seemingly lose a grip on things with his clubs by his third season, as was seen to happen in his two previous jobs at Real Madrid and Chelsea.

The Sun have previously suggested as well that United are worried about losing Mourinho to Paris Saint-Germain, and it may be that his stay with the Red Devils will end up being short-lived.

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