Poor performances have been compounded by off-field problems during an uncomfortable start to the season at Old Trafford, with the relationship between Mourinho and star Paul Pogba making unwanted headlines.
But Sky Sports News has been told no such decision has been made by the powers-that-be at Old Trafford.
That was followed up by chants about Gary Neville, who had freshly taken aim at the United board during a passionate rant on Friday Night Football.
Jose Mourinho was under huge pressure before Manchester United's game with Newcastle United, never mind when they were 2-0 down, so it's no surprise he shouted with relief after the final whistle. I love that football club.
Alexis Sanchez's victor was a sign of desire, and for United's sake you have to hope that will now motivate him to be the player we know he is - not the shadow he's been.
While the Magpies boss' tactics may have not racked up the points, by adapting a defensive style when playing the so-called big sides in the league, he frustrates and forces them to play to their best to get any sort of a positive result. The goal seemed to inject the team with the confidence they had been lacking.
This all means that Merson already looks foolish with his claim about Newcastle ahead of their clash against Manchester United and hopefully the Magpies can make him even more wrong by achieving a positive result.
United need a manager who will put his stamp on a side that so often looks lost and unsure of their identity under Jose Mourinho and Pochettino has shown enough in his spell at Tottenham to suggest that he could be the man to do just that.
"I think a lot of wickedness and the clear man-hunting that I think in football is too much, but as I was saying, it's my life. So I think it's a ridiculous talk".
Neville said if the report was true and Mourinho had to walk out at Old Trafford like a "dead man walking" then fans would turn on the boardroom. I absolutely love it to death, it's been my life.
"With all the respect and I hope they don't interpret me in a negative way, if we are playing in a league like the Swiss league and we don't win that league, anything else apart from winning that league would be an terrible season".