Manchester United lose 3-1 to West Ham to deepen Mourinho woes

Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho Cartoon

Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho Cartoon

The Red Devils' 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday made this their worst start to a top-flight season since 1989-90.

Pogba helped France to World Cup glory in Russian Federation but he has struggled to replicate that form at United in the Premier League amid a tense relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

The club's executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, had publicly stated that he will not make knee-jerk decisions and Mourinho will not walk away from a £15million-a-year contract.

West Ham United beat Manchester United 3-1 in the early game at the London Stadium Saturday.

Jose Mourinho hasn't led his side to victory in the last three games, the second awful run of form for the Reds this season.

The Daily Mail say the Portuguese coach could be let go after a dismal United display which completes a negative start to the season, their worst in 29 years, and which leaves the team nine points from Manchester City, where Pep Guardiola is dominating the league.

But it seems there are a young generation of players who have particular quality, winning worldwide titles at youth levels.

"As a footballer your DNA is about hard work and effort, I didn't see that today", said Ferdinand, now a pundit with BT Sport.

Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard were not in the matchday squad as Mourinho brought in Scott McTominay to play alongside Chris Smalling and Lindelof in a back three, leaving United short of attacking flair.

There have been mounting rumours recently that the fractious relationship between Mourinho and Pogba could see either depart the club in the near future. Can Mourinho be that piece, or is he too far gone?

They were also recently knocked out of the EFL Cup by Championship club Derby County.

It came after the French World Cup victor implicitly criticised his manager's tactics, imploring United to attack more and as rumours continued to swirl linking him with a move to Barcelona.

Pogba gave another under-par performance against West Ham but he was not the only player to disappoint in the late September sunshine.

With an offside goal and an own goal.

He added: "A lot of you will think, "Well, hang on, if Mourinho's going to leave then why doesn't Pogba just sit tight and the new manager can build a team around him?"

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