Mourinho fears being sacked at United after getting a call from Zidane

01 October, 2018, 20:44 | Author: Isabel Grant
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Mourinho has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks after Manchester United's worst start to a season in 29 years but he doesn't see the upcoming games as must-wins.

The former Premier League champions' 3-1 defeat at West Ham left them ten points adrift leaders and neighbours Manchester City.

United now sit 10th in the Premier League, winning three matches, drawing one and losing three. The manager isn't on the pitch, is he?.

Mourinho's managed some of the biggest clubs in the world, from Inter Milan to Real Madrid, but it seems he's in the midst of a rut he can't get out of at Manchester United.

A major talking point from the match was Paul Pogba being substituted by Mourinho with 20 minutes to go, but new reports suggest that the Frenchman is not the only player the manager has a problem with.

The full-back Luke Shaw said as much after the damaging defeat at the London Stadium at the weekend, and rather than criticising the player for his verdict of "horrendous" on the performance Mourinho said he felt the same way. It's hard to take.

"We are not aggressive and intense enough to close that shot", Mourinho said when asked about the Lindelof own goal.

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"Look for how many months are people asking for (Anthony) Martial, Martial, Martial and saying how Alexis isn't playing well enough", said Mourinho justifying his decision.

On United's plight this season, Mourinho added: "I think that some [players] care more than others".

Manchester United have already lost to West Ham, Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this season. It's hard to take and we're sorry to the fans for what they saw.

United face Valencia on the back of three games without a win, but are top of their Champions League group after a 3-0 win over Young Boys in their first game.

"For me if you talk in the dressing room it doesn't mean anything", said the Serb, who followed Mourinho from Chelsea to United.

Pogba, hauled off in the second half on Saturday, entered the training pitch with Sergio Romero and warmly greeted Mourinho's coaching staff, having given Nemanja Matic a hug.

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