Manchester United won’t be hiring Sporting Club de Portugal manager Rúben Amorim in December, with the Portuguese side needing to keep him and his squad together.

That’s according to former president of the General Assembly of the Lions, Eduardo Barroso, who has been speaking to Leonino about the situation at the club.

Amorim has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the last month or so, with the pressure increasing on current manager Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman has found himself increasingly in the spotlight after a disappointing start to the season littered with disappointing results that has Manchester United sixth in the table, five points behind the top four and bottom of Group A in the Champions League with three points from four games.

The growing belief has been that United may look to change and several reports have made it clear that Amorim, who has been impressing in Portugal with Sporting, is among the leading candidates that would be looked at.

That suggestion has been rejected on several occasions in Portugal and Barroso continues that, insisting he can’t see a deal happening any time soon.

“We need to keep the coach and keep the players that are there. Rúben Amorim at Manchester United? I don’t believe he will leave in December, it’s impossible”, he is quoted as saying.