Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hit back at claims he he avoided tax by moving millions of pounds offshore.

It was claimed last week that in a bid to cut his tax, Mourinho’s advisers appear to have claimed more than £1million in costs were run up by a British Virgin Islands shell company with no staff.

However, the Portuguese has denied any wrongdoing.

Gestifute, the agency which represents the former Real Madrid boss, said in a statement: "Mr. Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 to May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate of over 41 per cent.