Jose Mourinho will pick up a bumper payday from Manchester United – even if he never works for them.

The Portuguese has been lined up to take over from Louis van Gaal as manager at Old Trafford in the summer.

And the deal includes a “substantial” compensation clause should United decide to stick with Van Gaal.

The Dutchman could yet save his job by winning the FA Cup and sealing a Champions League place for next season.