Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Manchester United struggle to fill Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho concern grows

Manchester United struggle to fill Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho concern grows

Mourinho, speaking ahead of United's Champions League clash with Valencia on Tuesday, refused to answer whether he had spoken to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward following the defeat to West Ham. Here we take a look at some positives and negatives which United might get out of Mourinho's sacking.

"The leaders are the players who aren't scared to play".

United are top of Group H after beating Young Boys in their opening match but have not won any of their three matches since in all competitions.

Jose Mourinho returns to face the Old Trafford crowd a manager under intense pressure at Manchester United.

"The problem with that is that it's the third time it's happened". You can feel his commitment, his heart and his happiness to be at the club, and to stay at the club, and to play for the club. He is trying to shift the spotlight, trying to provoke a reaction against Valencia in the Champions League...


"Sarri is giving us a lot of happiness to play football".

The first sign of Manchester United fans voting with their feet have emerged.

Liverpool's flawless start to the Premier League season came to an end at Stamford Bridge, although they did pick up a valuable point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Burnley look like they have finally shaken off the effects of their European hangover as they recorded back-to-back league wins with a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City on Sunday.

Sturridge's last England appearance came nearly one year ago but after finding some form in recent weeks, Southgate must seriously be considering bringing him back into the worldwide setup.


"They win very easily their games".

Alexis Sanchez is among those to feel aggrieved after being axed from the squad for the West Ham game, with the Mail adding that he is now contemplating his future at the club despite only arriving in January.

United's 10 points from seven games is the same as in 2013-14 under David Moyes, but an inferior goal difference means this is their worst top-flight start since they picked up seven points in 1989-90.

After a transfer window blighted by snide comments from Jose Mourinho over failed pursuits, the Red Devils have now endured their worst start to a league season since 1989.

Mourinho's public spat with star midfielder Paul Pogba has been another sideshow to a stuttering season.


Zidane is a modern manager who - despite not having a truly clear tactical ethos - has shown himself capable of managing some of the biggest egos in football.

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