Whether or not Mourinho's comments are aimed at Woodward in a bid to get a contract extension in the pipeline remains to be seen, but there are no contract talks scheduled with the 54-year-old, whose deal expires in June 2019.
The Portuguese, synonymous with making a big impact over a short period in charge, dismissed the possibility of ending his managerial career at United over the weekend in an interview with French television, when he also spoke of his interest in Paris St Germain's project.
"In one day, it says I am going to sign a five-year contract, £1billion per season". I think I'm going to be in football for 15 years and it's impossible to stay 17 years in the same job.
Earlier this week, Duncan Castles, a reporter with both the Sunday Times and the Daily Record, claimed Mourinho was growing increasingly frustrated by Woodward and what he perceives as "unnecessarily bureaucratic and inefficient organisation at Old Trafford and United's Carrington training base". With the pressure that surrounds every job, Arsene Wenger is the last one.
"I think it is impossible to last for so long". It's an impossible mission even if you try.
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The likes of Ander Herrera and Axel Tuanzebe were all smiles as the players locked hands during a game at the Estadio da Luz.
"If my career was ending in three, four, five years then yes, I would end my career at United".
Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee), Paul Pogba (hamstring), Michael Carrick (calf), Marouane Fellaini (knee) and Eric Bailly (groin) all miss out.
Impressing many, the young Belgian has a chance to hold onto his place, even though Cesar is thought to be fit for the Manchester United match.