Does Mourinho have a future at Man United
Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle 3-2 on the weekend. This was sealed with a dramatic 90th minute winner by Alexis Sanchez. However, does this mask the real problems at United? For the third straight game in a row the Manchester United players were booed off at half time. Within the first 10 minutes they were 2-0 down and were behind for 66 minutes of the match. Rumours were rife that Jose Mourinho would lose his job if they lost this match. That is why this win was extra crucial for Mourinho and United.
However, the question beckons… how much more time does Mourinho actually have? The win at Newcastle only masks the problems at United right now. This was their first win in 4 (all competitions). Mourinho has fallen out with a few of his stars, such as Paul Pogba, and Alexis Sanchez, and many are not playing at their best. Mourinho claims the speculation about his position, which he calls a “manhunt” is impacting his players.
"I am 55 years old. It is the first time I see man-hunting. I can cope with it. I can live with it. Some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it," Mourinho told reporters.
There is a divide amongst United fans at the moment. Some of them believe that Mourinho should leave as his players are not playing for him anymore. However, some fans believe that Mourinho is being used as a scapegoat for internal problems that are going on at Manchester United and that Ed Woodward should be fired instead.
Jose Mourinho is known not to last more than three seasons at a club. Therefore, there are some that are saying that the third season syndrome is going on and there is nothing that he can do to save his job. The international break comes at a good time for Mourinho because it gives him the opportunity to have a little break from the media as well trying to get his team back firing on all fronts. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out in the next few months for the Manchester United manager. One thing is for certain, United need to win their next match against Mourinho’s old club, Chelsea, in order to cool down the heat.