Some ‘care more than others’ about Man Utd crisis - Mourinho

Some ‘care more than others’ about Man Utd crisis - Mourinho

Some ‘care more than others’ about Man Utd crisis - Mourinho

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw pulled no punches in rating his side's 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham, describing the performance as "horrendous" while shifting the blame from Jose Mourinho.

United are in desperate need of a win against Valencia in Tuesday's Champions League clash, given their draw against Wolves was compounded by a shock Carabao Cup exit to Derby and chastening loss to West Ham.

United's 3-1 defeat at the London Stadium on Saturday was their third in just seven league games and has left them nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City, as speculation mounts over the future of manager Jose Mourinho.

Why is no one at United stopping this unedifying spectacle? The manager isn't on the pitch, is he?

"Obviously at half time there were a few words and I think it was needed", he said.

"What Mourinho had at Chelsea and at his other previous clubs was that the players bought 100 per cent into what he was trying to do", Huth, who was under Mourinho from 2004 to 2006, told Sky Sports. "We didn't look like a team today that was going to beat West Ham".

Mourinho would not name names, though when asked whether his players care enough about playing for him and for United his response was: "I think some care more than others". It's hard to take.

"What I was sure about was that the owners knew what I was doing and I had no doubt it was the correct way and the players didn't have any doubt also and that's so important", he said. I look in the mirror and I want to see where I made mistakes and where I can do better.

Staff at Old Trafford are increasingly convinced it is a case of when, not if, Mourinho is sacked and it is thought Zinedine Zidane, who is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid in May, believes he could be offered the job if the Portuguese goes.

However, United began their Champion League campaign with a win against Young Boys and will take on Valencia in the second match of the group stages.

"Today, my blog post is shorter than usual". When asked whether he wanted to stop and talk, the midfielder smiled, laughed and said: "You want me dead?"

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