Saturday, 17 November, 2018


Alan Shearer tips Man United to sack Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho Paul Pogba Man Utd 2018-19 Alan Shearer tips Man United to sack Jose Mourinho
Noah Ferguson | 01 October, 2018, 09:03

Ed Woodward is facing a huge dilemma over Jose Mourinho's future, with the Manchester United executive vice-chairman reluctant to sack the manager but fearful his hand could be forced against his will if the club's season continues to implode.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has been praised for his selfless actions in the aftermath of the club's humiliating 3-1 loss to West Ham United at the weekend.

"But the problem is, I don't think Paul Pogba is on his own if he's voicing these types of things".

Far from turning Manchester United back into title contenders, Jose Mourinho is instead matching the lows of David Moyes.

Mourinho did not look too despondent after Saturday's result but his attempts to shift the blame for two of United's goals onto the officials failed to take the spotlight off his under-performing players.

The pressure on Mourinho is increasing after every matchday as the Portuguese tactician has seemingly run out of ideas to arrest a slide at United.

United tried to haul themselves back in the game after Felipe Anderson's early goal for West Ham but their football was beige.

The beleaguered Special One has endured a horror week at Old Trafford, struggling to a one-all draw with newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, a Carabao Cup exit on penalties at home to Championship side Derby County and then a dispiriting 3-1 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime. We're the ones who go on the pitch. That's not good enough.

United's third defeat in seven Premier League games left them eight points behind leaders Liverpool and three adrift of the top four, with Mourinho's men now having played one game more than the teams above them in the table. We're not very good in transition.

"I want to play Martial, something that you [the media] are asking for a long, long, long time", Mourinho told a news conference.

"From the first minute you could see we weren't winning the second balls and our duels", he said.

They will get an opportunity to turn their attention away from domestic disappointments in their next outing, with a Champions League trip to Valencia set to be taken in on Tuesday.

United are already onto their third manager since Ferguson retired as a Premier League champion in 2013.

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