Despite Louis Van Gaal's insistence that he has the full support of the Manchester United board, a number of stories from credible UK based publications suggested on Friday that the players had lost faith with their manager in reports that showed all the signs of a briefing from someone within Old Trafford.
And then comes a video of someone who just had a meeting with Jose Mourinho saying he's going to Manchester..
Bedy Moratti, sister of Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti and board member at the Italian club, let slip on Saturday afternoon that Jose Mourinho is heading to Manchester United when she was quizzed by calciomercato.com while leaving a lunch that Football-Italia.net claim was with the former Chelsea manager and other members of the Moratti family.
Reporter: Do you miss Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan?
Moratti: Of course he’s always fantastic and we missed him as a person here.
Reporter: Does that mean never say never for a return to Inter?
Moratti: No, he’s happy now, he’s going to Manchester.
She seems very sure, and she was speaking immediately after leaving a building in which she was in the company of Mourinho, so this rumour is gathering pace and making Manchester United fans very excited. Well, the ones that want Jose in, anyway.
If that wasn't enough to convince you that Mourinho to United is on, then Guillem Balague's playing down the situation on Sky Sports and stressing that there is no deal in place is surely a sign that it's about to happen.