Things haven’t gone as well as Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would have hoped this season, that much is obvious.
There have been far fewer good performances than bad, with the walls seemingly closing in on the self-proclaimed Special One with each passing week.
Just when you think the axe is about to be wielded, he seems to pull a big performance out from somewhere, which buys him some more time. However, after two poor draws in a row, you get the feeling that if he follows that up with another poor result, he could be out of a job.
That’s a view echoed by Sky Sports News’ Paul Merson, who says that if United don’t win this game, he thinks Mourinho may well be jobless when Monday rolls around.
“I see a return to winning ways for Manchester United against Fulham at Old Trafford,” Merson told Sky Sports, per the Daily Star.
“However, if they do not win this game Jose Mourinho will do well to keep his job come Monday.
“If they can’t beat Fulham at home where are they going?
“At the moment we are talking about it being a feat if they get into the top four so this is a must-win game.
“If they don’t win the game I would be shocked if Mourinho was there on Monday.”
I’m just not sure what’s going on this season. I think the problems run deeper than Mourinho, but he has to take some of the blame. The performances are just dull, the players look worse under his leadership, and we seem to have no plan whatsoever.
At this point, I’m at the stage where a change in management wouldn’t bother me, but if we lose or draw to the Premier League’s bottom club, then that has to be the end.
After spending so much money, if you cannot secure all three points in what is supposed to be an extremely winnable game on paper, then you’ve got no hope whatsoever…