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

Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho

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?"

Recommended News

  • Chelsea not overly reliant on Hazard - Sarri

    Chelsea not overly reliant on Hazard - Sarri

    Eden Hazard had a superb message to Daniel Sturridge in the Stamford Bridge tunnel after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Liverpool . Belgium global Eden Hazard scored the first goal for Chelsea in the 25th minute after being assisted by Mateo Kovacic.
    Incredible  footage of Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho training ground spat emerges

    Incredible footage of Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho training ground spat emerges

    Mourinho has been openly critical of his star midfielder in recent times, saying that his work rate isn't up to standard. Derby defeated United 8-7 on penalties at Old Trafford after the third-round clash ended 2-2 at 90 minutes.
    Murkowski wants Senate panel to hear from second Kavanaugh accuser

    Murkowski wants Senate panel to hear from second Kavanaugh accuser

    He said he "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter". Ashley Kavanaugh was asked whether she wondered if her husband was telling the truth about the allegations against him.
  • Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon

    Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon

    Residents in small boats rushed to the crash site to save passengers and crew members from the sinking aircraft, an official said. The airline said it was making all efforts to ensure the ongoing safety of the passengers and meet their immediate needs.
    Earthquakes Hit Indonesia, Including 7.5 Magnitude Tremor Near Palu

    Earthquakes Hit Indonesia, Including 7.5 Magnitude Tremor Near Palu

    Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago that straddles the Pacific " Ring of Fire ", is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Initial reports from the agency say dozens of buildings collapsed in Palu City in the Donggala region of Sulawesi.
    Arizona sex crimes prosecutor will question Brett Kavanaugh, accuser during hearing

    Arizona sex crimes prosecutor will question Brett Kavanaugh, accuser during hearing

    ORTIZ: She was willing to rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most emotionally charged cases that prosecutors deal with. Her allegations, along with those of another woman, have put Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in jeopardy.
  • Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation

    Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation

    Your public statements clearly reveal how unimportant it is to you to review any facts related to this nomination. A committee spokesman on Saturday declined to elaborate beyond the statement.

    Super sub Hazard dumps Liverpool out of League Cup

    The only other Premier League players in the first 11 were his Chelsea team-mate N'golo Kante and Manchester United keeper David De Gea.

    TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm

    "On the forecast track, the centre will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area Thursday night". A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.
  • The Big Thing Facebook Didn't Say About Oculus Quest

    The Big Thing Facebook Didn't Say About Oculus Quest

    Oculus has also announced that Oculus Go owners will be able to view National Basketball Association games via Oculus Venues. Build-in audio has been improved too, and Oculus is promising "high-quality, immersive sound with even deeper bass".
    Kavanaugh accusations 'all false to me,' but I could change my mind

    Kavanaugh accusations 'all false to me,' but I could change my mind

    But asked directly whether there is a scenario in which he could withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination, Trump indicated there was. The president commented on the Kavanaugh accusations during a press conference at the United Nations in New York City .
    Kavanaugh, Ford Testify About Sexual Assault Allegation

    Kavanaugh, Ford Testify About Sexual Assault Allegation

    Committee investigators specifically asked Judge Kavanaugh about all pending accusations, in specificity. Regarding the new allegation, Grassley said, "we have had accusation after accusation after accusation".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.