Manchester United are planning to hand Jose Mourinho a new lucrative deal in order to extend his stay at Old Trafford beyond 2019.

The Portuguese tactician replaced Louis van Gaal as the Red Devils manager in 2016. He signed a three-year deal and is half way through his current contract. In his debut season, the 54-year-old helped United win the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

United's success in the second tier European competition saw them make it to the Champions League this season. Earlier reports suggested Mourinho was unhappy with his current employers and is looking to leave the 20-time English champions for PSG next summer.

IBTimes UK earlier confirmed the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager has no plans of leaving United after the end of the season. Now the Mirror are reporting that the Premier League giants are planning to open talks with Mourinho in the New Year about extending his contract.

Despite the reported interest from PSG, United remain confident Mourinho will not be tempted to make a switch to Parc des Princes. The Old Trafford outfit's manager has set his sights on taking United back on top as the club struggled following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.

Mourinho is halfway through his project at United and stressed the club's progress cannot be only judged if they can win the Premier League.

"I signed a three-year contract and when I signed that three-year contract it was basically to try and improve the direction of the football team," Mourinho told the Mirror.

"And obviously when we want to improve the direction of the football team, it means to try and win titles which we did already last season. But when we speak about titles, everyone obviously thinks about the Premier League.

"Of course it is an objective but to say the only way we are improving is to win the Premier League is not quite fair because the other teams, the other five or six teams, have the same objectives, the same responsibility, the same tools, they have the same qualities to do it, or even more because they have the stability over the past three years."

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Jose Mourinho's current deal at Manchester United will expire in 2019 Getty