Moaning Mourinho will be fired before Christmas
An unimpressed Lee Sharpe has predicted that Jose Mourinho will be fired as Manchester United boss before Christmas.
Mourinho, yesterday saw his side suffered a 3-2 defeat to Brighton yesterday, and the Portuguese manager has severally been the news over rifts with some star players – most notably Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.
Sharpe, a former United player, who played for the club from 1988-1996 believes Mourinho’s complaining habits only brings negativity around the club.
“I am expecting the manager to get sacked before Christmas,” The 47-year-old told Sky Sports.
“If he is going to continue with this dourness and this moaning, then people will turn around and say this attitude is not getting us to the top so we need to change it.
“It just seems same old same old. As much as the press and fans have been on Jose Mourinho’s case about the negativity over the past few seasons, and him moaning about players he has and has not got, he just seems to ignore everybody and carry on as usual.
He looks fed up and it is reflecting in his team’s performances. He is playing negative stuff.
United over the summer were only able to bring in Fred, Dalot and Lee Grant to the club – transfer deals Mourinho said would not be enough for him to mount title challenge.
Sharpe advised Mourinho to believe in his current squad, as he believes the Portuguese have some unbelievable talents at his disposal.
“I just think the way he is going about his business, I don’t think he is getting the best from the players,” Sharpe said.
“This team has some unbelievable attacking players but I don’t think they are on the front foot enough, I don’t think they are playing at a quick enough tempo and I don’t think they move the ball enough. They give teams a chance to get back and get organised.
“He has so many options going forwards, it is a shame that he wants to play the way that he wants to play. It didn’t work last year against a rampant Manchester City and if things aren’t working you have to learn from your mistakes and change something.
“He needs to change but he just seems to be too stubborn to alter his approach.”