sport news United face Chelsea, Juventus and City as Jose battles to save his job

What boss Jose Mourinho would do for a bit of respite. The club's worst start to a season in 29 years suffered another setback on Tuesday night as they were held at home by Valencia in the Champions League.

Mourinho's grip on the Old Trafford hot seat appears to be loosening by the day amid ongoing criticism from former players and a public row with Paul Pogba.

The club sit 10th in the Premier League, nine points off league leaders and rivals Manchester City. They have not won at Old Trafford since the opening day of the season and their tough run of upcoming fixtures offers little relief for the under-fire Portuguese boss.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faces a battle to save his job at Old Trafford

manager Jose Mourinho faces a battle to save his job at Old Trafford

United suffered another setback on Tuesday when they were held at home by Valencia  

United suffered another setback on Tuesday when they were held at home by Valencia  

United face Newcastle at home on Saturday evening in what looks like a must-win clash for the 20-time champions of England.

After the international break, they then travel to Mourinho's former stomping ground, Stamford Bridge, to face Chelsea before Italian giants Juventus visit Old Trafford in the Champions League.

Ahead of the return leg in Turin, United face challenging clashes with Everton and Bournemouth and after returning from , they travel across Manchester to take on rivals City.

Should results go against them in the next couple of weeks, the already-intense scrutiny on Mourinho will only increase further.

As reported by Sportsmail on Saturday, some United staff believe Jose Mourinho could be sacked by the end of this week, while former midfielder Paul Scholes is surprised he has lasted this long. 

Scholes launched

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