It has been a disappointing few weeks for José Mourinho in the Premier League.
Having gone into the last international break level at the top of the table with rivals Manchester City, United now find themselves eight points behind them.
Mourinho's men have won only once in their last four matches, the 1-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at home, and failed to win in three away from Old Trafford in that time, losing to Huddersfield and Chelsea, having earned a point at Anfield.
Star striker Romelu Lukaku seems to have lost his way, failing to find the net in his last seven matches, after he'd started his United career like a house on fire with nine goals in his first eight.
And the problems are mounting up for the former Real Madrid manager, with Paul Pogba still missing through injury, and Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea allowing their rivals to close the gap on them to just a solitary point.
Mourinho made headlines last month with his comments about Paris Saint Germain, which fuelled rumours that he was potentially preparing to leave Old Trafford for the French capital when his contract runs out in 2019.
According to reports, the Ligue 1 leaders have now made contact with Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, about replacing Unai Emery at the Parc des Princes.
In an interview with French television channel Telefoot, the 54-year-old called Paris 'special', and was enthusiastic about the team.
"The other day my son who lives in London went to Paris and not to Manchester to watch the match," Mourinho said.
"At the moment in Paris there is something special. Magic, quality, youth, it’s fantastic."
PSG had the eyes of the world on them during the summer thanks to their startling transfer activity, which included blitzing the world record transfer fee with the deal for Neymar from Barcelona, which totalled around £198million.
They also have an agreement in place with Monaco to sign Kylian Mbappe on a permanent basis for £166m next year, as they look to make a serious impact on the Champions League.
And Mourinho is looking to use that interest for his own personal gain, as the Manchester Evening news have reported he wants more backing from them.
Mourinho is understood to want United to offer him some reassurances by stepping up their backing of him, as he won the EFL Cup and Europa League in his first year at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese believes the club must become more competitive in the transfer market, after City outspent United by over £70million with their £220million spree, even though the Red Devils spent over £140m themselves on Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic.
They also made efforts to sign an extra star, and were interested Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, as well as Gareth Bale of Real Madrid.
Having spent a stunning £350m in just over a year at Old Trafford, Mourinho clearly feels that is not enough with his request for extra backing.
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