Manchester United Will Not Sack Jose Mourinho Before Their Season Ends

Jose Verdugo
Octubre 6, 2018

"At the end of the day this is going on for five or six years and I have to say Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world any manager would struggle in that football club in the way in which the recruitment is handled, how it operates".

And it looks as though history is repeating on us at Manchester United.

A Premier League clash with Newcastle on Saturday could be Mourinho's last, with those in power at Old Trafford reportedly ready to make a change regardless of the result.

Last weekend's 3-1 loss at West Ham made this the club's worst start to a league campaign in 29 years and the Mirror's report about the Portuguese's future increases the focus on the Old Trafford encounter against Newcastle.

"The results they had against the top teams didn't get them points yet this season but gave them very close results and very hard matches for the opposition". A 3-1 loss at West Ham was followed up by a tiresome 0-0 draw with Valencia, with Eric Bailly's hopeful long-range punt from 40 yards drifting aimlessly wide summing up their performance in a microcosm.

Mourinho has come under increasing pressure after United's poor start to the season, with talk of disputes with players, most notably Paul Pogba, heightening amid a four-game winless streak.

What unfolds is Neville launching into a five-minute tirade against player-power at the club, executives playing "Football Manager" with the biggest team in the world and his belief that certain people that are running Manchester United are 'rotten to the core'.

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United became a byword for managerial stability during Alex Ferguson's trophy-laden 26-and-a-half years in charge.

United are now four games without a win in all competitions, with disappointing results having been endured in the English top-flight, Champions League and Carabao Cup.

With the glare of the media spotlight now focused firmly on Mourinho, the cracks in both team selection and tactics grow larger with each passing week.

"One of them is that a team can lose matches - that is just part of football - but the team must never, ever lose its dignity".

A meeting against Newcastle United, in the relegation zone at kick-off, presented an opportunity to turn things around.

Mourinho has also fallen out with a number of players.

But that was time enough for Mourinho to suggest United's results would pick up.

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