"(But) I think I can say that today, I don't have any intention of coming back to work in Portugal", he said.
United are said to have paid the out of job boss a sum of £15 million as compensation package last month, allowing him to return to management when he sees fit.
The Portuguese manager will be making his first official television appearance as a pundit during the channel's coverage of the AFC Asian Cup and the English Premier League.
Since they did just that things have improved immeasurably for the Red Devils, with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer winning five games out of five (four in the league) and bringing a feel-good factor back to Old Trafford in the process. Interestingly for a man who operates on something of a scorched earth policy when things are going badly for him in a job, the Portuguese manager has been nearly exclusively linked with clubs that he has already managed.
The Portuguese has denied he is set to return to the Primeira Liga by taking charge of Benfica, while returns to either Inter or Real Madrid have also been mooted.
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But, speaking to Correio de Manha, Mourinho said Benfica would definitely not be his next destination and kept his counsel when asked where he might end up next.
The Sun reports that United agreed to the payment following a meeting between Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes and United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
"It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been, but I'm talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else".
The amount United would be entitled to is £10m, which Real will have to fork over if they make Mourinho their manager before December 18, 2019.
"Jose is able to take on another job right now, but is in no rush".
It was never going to be an easy season after both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo left but Julen Lopetegui had a nightmare time before being replaced by Santiago Solari.