Jose Mourinho has had a mixed start to life at Manchester United.
United dropped a number of points in September and October and were already falling behind their rivals early in the season.
However they appear to have turned a corner in recent weeks and are unbeaten in 10 games in all competition, winning their last three Premier League games.
Their return to form has been encouraging for United fans and they are now within touching distance of the top four.
And recent reports suggest that key figures at United are wholly content with the work Mourinho is doing.
Jeremy Cross from the Daily Star is reporting that the Red Devils want to extend Mourinho’s deal already to prolong his stay at Old Trafford. The Portuguese boss has typically moved on to a new challenge after spending a few years at a club, however United are determined to have him as their manager for the long term.
The 53-year old signed a four-year deal in the summer when he took over from axed Louis van Gaal.
But United chiefs are said to be pleased with the work the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss is doing and believe they are on their way to being recognised as a top-level team again under Mourinho’s tutelage, following a few seasons of mediocrity.
And the belief is that United are already thinking about a new contract for their boss and would like to tie him down on a deal until 2025 – which would mean Mourinho managing at Old Trafford until he is 60.
The man himself has also admitted his desire to remain with the club and says he would “not think twice” about signing a new deal.