Manchester United’s biggest game of the season takes place at Anfield tomorrow, as Jose Mourinho looks to continue to try and keep himself in a job.
I think it’s fair to say that the Red Devils are struggling. Two wins in seven, for a team that are supposed to challenge for major honours just isn’t good enough.
On the flip side, Liverpool are in great form. Ahead of the game, the BBC’s Martin Keown has, quite astonishingly, told United players to ignore their manager, because his tactics just aren’ working.
“These performances are some of the worst we’ve seen from United in 25 years,” Keown told the BBC.
“They are there for the taking – these United players almost need to stop listening to their manager now.
“If this is how they’re being told to play, the players are on their own – I don’t know the identity of this United team.”
While I agree that United are playing horrendously, suggesting that the players such blatantly turn their back on the manager is the worst possible thing that could happen right now.
If they begin to disrespect Mourinho, things will only continue to get worse, not better. It’s not him who is missing guilt-edged opportunities, it’s not Mourinho making defensive mistakes. I’m a firm believer in the fact that, if he’d have been delivered a centre-back this summer, things may well have been different.
Now obviously Mourinho isn’t perfect, far from it in fact, but this is just absurd from Keown. He’s a player I never liked, and as a pundit he comes out with some rubbish from time-to-time. This latest quote is the latest in a long line of awful statements from him…