Real Madrid set to sack Julen Lopetegui after just 12 games

Real Madrid set to sack Julen Lopetegui after just 12 games

Real Madrid set to sack Julen Lopetegui after just 12 games

He explained: "No, I'm happy here. All I'm thinking about is United".

Lopetegui has been at the helm for nine La Liga games, only four of which ended in victory for the club.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering a change ahead of next weekend's El Clasico against Barcelona, and Spanish outlet El Chiringuito report that the club's hierarchy have identified Mourinho as the number one choice to replace him.

As United prepare to host Juventus, Mourinho believes Massimiliano Allegri's side are "more than contenders" for the Champions League, and now have an extra boost with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

He said: "I thought Cristiano is in a level where he doesn't need questions and answers".

"It will take time for us to be where we want to be but the last few games have proved we can play, press forward and have players to make a difference".

Mourinho has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will not face Juventus after missing training at Carrington on Monday morning.

Click through the gallery above to see the players with the most goals in Europe's top five leagues. "Nothing to hide. Alexis is out", he said.

Real Madrid are enduring their worst start to a league season since 2001.

"They have been in a couple of finals, they won seven titles on the trot and now they have a really special player".

"I'm absolutely fine with them", the five-time Ballon d'Or victor told reporters.

"Bonucci, they have Cancelo and they have Can and there are other important additions".

The 52-year-old is under intense pressure after a run of no wins in five matches in all competitions, with a 2-1 defeat to Levante on Saturday leaving them seventh in LaLiga.

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