Jose Mourinho. Getty Images

Manchester United have insisted they will remain patient with Jose Mourinho and dismissed reports the Portuguese would be sacked after Saturday’s game with Newcastle.

Stories emerged on Friday night that a decision had already been taken to remove Mourinho, but Sky Sports News has been told this was “nonsense”.

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Concise News has learned Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes met with United officials in London on Friday.

However, it is understood United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was not at the meeting and the discussions centred around David de Gea’s contract with the manager’s future not on the agenda.

United are without a win in four matches heading into the clash with Rafael Benitez’s Magpies looking to avoid going five games without a victory for only the second time in 20 years.