Manchester United’s start to the season has been mixed. Jose Mourinho’s men are two wins from four.
The criticism for the self-proclaimed Special One has been coming left, right and centre. Some of it deserved, some of it unwarranted.
It all stemmed from the poor summer the Red Devils had in terms of both incomings and outgoings. There’s still so much deadwood on the books at Old Trafford, while only three new signings were made.
Now, Chelsea legend and Mourinho favourite, John Terry, has weighed in on the situation. The centre-half has explained why his former boss is struggling, and it certainly makes sense aplenty.
‘At every club, he has had big characters and I’m not sure he has that at Manchester United at the moment. At Chelsea, he did,’ Terry told the Daily Mail, per The Metro.
‘You have to stand up and turn up at training every day and show him that you want to win at all costs. If you’ve got that, he’s 100 per cent on your side. ‘I do think he’ll bring success to United, but it needs patience.
‘My top three for this season will be decided between City, Liverpool and Chelsea. That leaves United and Spurs fighting for fourth.’
There are big personalities, but the ones we have, like Paul Pogba, aren’t taking command when it’s needed. I guess it doesn’t help when the Frenchman is doing his utmost to try and leave the club.
The main concern for me is that as soon as you lose the dressing room, it’s super hard to turn things around and recover. I fear that faith in Mourinho is dwindling from some quarters of the dressing room. They’ll be poisoning the minds of others, as the players try to force him out.
For now, his job is safe. If we lose a few games on the bounce, though, I won’t be as convinced. Hopefully, we can now go on a good run, starting with beating unbeaten Watford in their own backyard.