Manchester United title hopes doomed by defence, Jose Mourinho not backed

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"I think of the briefing Ed Woodward gave journalists ahead of the Leicester game, where he explained why United weren't going to buy centre-backs and why Jose was not being backed, trying to justify to the media why he's not backed his manager".

Given that it came just one day after United's embarrassing 3-2 defeat against Brighton, many fans complained about the Chilean's questionable sense of timing.

Undaunted by the reaction, Sanchez followed up by posting another batch of glossy images of himself dressed up to the nines in the new "Alexis for JJO" menswear range.

Mourinho said he would not blame individuals, despite admitting his side made "incredible mistakes".

It is the first setback for the Red Devils in the Premier League as the hole in their defence was evident for all to see, having failed to strengthen with signings during the summer.


"I can not see any other outcome than unfortunately Jose Mourinho will probably lose his job if it carries on like it is".

"Jose Mourinho knows about Premier League title-winning teams and about winning titles in different countries". The Portuguese leaves attacking to the attackers, inviting his players to work out their own system in the final third. But he's boring to watch, he doesn't play in the United way.

Pogba spread the play to Anthony Martial on the left, his low ball into the area cleared as United hit back, and Brighton sprang forward again when March's cross was held by David De Gea.

Jose Mourinho was asked after the game on Sky Sports what his thoughts were on the performance and he was keen to stress, his side made too many mistakes.

Since the World Cup started, he has had 14 shots on target come his way and he has conceded a worrying 10 goals.


With over 20 years experience in management, Carlo Ancelotti could potentially offer that old head needed at Old Trafford at the moment, but the one snag with the 59-year-old is that he is now in charge of Serie A side Napoli.

Duffy's elated mother, Siobhan Duffy, couldn't contain her delight and Tweeted to say she was proud of her son's performance against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

The anger and frustration of the executive vice-chairman was evident when the television cameras picked him up in the stands.

The club have brought in some useful players in Fred, Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant but those transfers haven't exactly got pulses racing. Ancelotti and Giggs, like so many others on the list, have new roles that pretty much rule them out.

Last season, it took them nine goals before they shipped four goals and it was five the previous year.


Unfortunately for United, next up, Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur arrive at Old Trafford.

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