Jose Mourinho wants a £3million-a-year pay hike on his current deal at Manchester United .

Mourinho believes that he deserves a rise on his £12million-a-year salary and his agent Jorge Mendes has New Year talks planned with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward.

The United boss has landed three trophies in his first season in charge at Old Trafford and has got the club back into the money-spinning Champions League.

Having won the Europa League (right), the League Cup and Community Shield in his first year at United, Mourinho has overseen a strong start to the current campaign.

Second-placed United sit five points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League and are almost certain of a place in the Champions League knock-out phase after four straight group stage wins.

That means another bumper windfall for the club – and Mourinho wants his slice.