When he returned from Real Madrid, many were delighted. They felt as though it was the perfect move for the 31-year-old, who had fallen down the Los Blancos pecking order.
Mourinho was viewed as the man to transform Bale back into the superstar he was during his first time in the capital, and throughout his Madrid career.
But, instead, that hasn’t happened.
The 31-year-old has managed just four Premier League appearances this season, finding the net on just a single occasion.
And it seems as though Mourinho no longer trusts him to make the difference.