New Delhi: This has long ceased to be a breaking news, or for that matter of fact, a news. But with every Manchester United slump, there's a new quotable quote emerging in favour of a certain Jose Mourinho, who is touted to replace Louis van Gaal as the manager of the club.
On Saturday, British media provided another angle to this never never-ending paper round, saying Jose Mourinho is "going to Manchester," as said by Inter Milan director Bedy Moratti.
Moratti, a former actor, is sister of former Inter president Massimo Moratti. Besides being a Honourary President of the club, Moratti is a hugely respected figure in football circles, at least in Italy.
Reports said that when she was quizzed by journalists after leaving a lunch meeting with Mourinho and her family, the former actor let slip that former Inter manager's destination would be the north-west of England.
'No, he's happy now, he's going to Manchester,' reports cited calciomercato.com.
'Of course he's always fantastic and we missed him as a person here,' she replied when asked about the lunch meeting.
Mourinho was in Milan after being invited by Moratti to watch Inter's Serie A home clash against Sampdoria.
This latest claim not only effectively put an end to recent rumours of Mourinho making a sensational return to the San Siro, but also increased the pressure on LVG.
The Portuguese helped Inter become the first Italian club to complete the prestigious treble of winning the league, domestic cup and UEFA Champions League in 2010. But, despite the unrivaled success, he left San Siro to join Real Madrid.
In between, United suffered yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of relatively unknown Midtjylland on Thursday, losing their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg game 1-2.