Dietmar Hamann: Why Jose Mourinho is in big trouble at Man United
The Liverpool legend doesn't believe Jose Mourinho knows his best Manchester United side
Dietmar Hamann reckons Jose Mourinho is in big trouble at Manchester United.
The Red Devils suffered a demoralising 4-0 defeat by title rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their most-recent Premier League fixture last weekend.
Goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante left the 20-time English champions without a Premier League victory in three attempts.
Mourinho’s side are in seventh place in the Premier League table and six points adrift of leaders Manchester City after nine top-flight games.
Former Liverpool midfielder Hamann believes Mourinho still doesn’t know his best United team despite taking over the reins at Old Trafford in May.
“Mourinho is in trouble, no doubt about it,” Hamann wrote in his Paddy Power blog.
“It’s not just the result at Chelsea that was the issue, it was the level of the performance from his team at Stamford Bridge.
“They are in a spot of bother because they don’t look like a settled team yet and Jose still doesn’t know his best starting XI. You can criticise the players to a certain extent, but there’s just a lot of negativity around the club which they have brought on themselves.
“It will be an interesting few weeks for United – and although they should beat Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday, defeat would put enormous pressure on the manager.”
Mourinho signed four players in the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils brought in Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly in a £30m deal from La Liga side Villarreal.
United snapped up Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a £30m transfer from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the Premier League side on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain before Paul Pogba completed a £89m deal from Juventus.