Manchester United legend Gary Neville has questioned the "values and principles" of the club amid reports that Jose Mourinho could be dismissed after Saturday's game against Newcastle United irrespective of the outcome.

Having won only four of their first ten games in all competitions, Mourinho's team are set to welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Saturday. 

While the Portuguese manager is still optimistic about turning his team's fortunes around, the club are reportedly determined to let him go, regardless of the result. 

Neville, who spent his entire senior career at Old Trafford, isn't happy with the development.

"Any manager would struggle at that football club with the way that the recruitment is handled, the way in which it is operated," Neville said on Sky Sports, as quoted by ​ESPN.

"You have to start looking at the people who are appointing the manager, not the manager. It's the people who are bringing in the players and sanctioning the deals, the people who are overspending on players, the people who are allowing the tail to wag the dog," he added.

Despite falling out of favour with the club hierarchy, reports claim that the Glazer family - who own the club - do not wish to terminate Jose Mourinho's contract and want to see him at the helm at least until June 2020.

It remains to be seen how this transpires as Manchester United have not raised any doubts over the future of their manager so far. With these reports coming in, one will have to wait and watch and see if their tune has changed.