Gary Neville delivers verdict on Jose Mourinho ahead of Man United v Arsenal

Gary Neville has his say on Manchester United's start to life under Jose Mourinho this season

Gary Neville believes that Jose Mourinho is right not to be happy with how his Manchester United side have started the Premier League season.

The Red Devils have made a stuttering start to life under their new boss after he was appointed as their new manager back in May.

Mourinho has already watched his United side suffer defeats at the hands of Manchester City, Watford and Chelsea in the Premier League so far this term.

Indeed, the Red Devils currently trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by eight points heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

And Neville concedes that Mourinho will not be pleased with the way his United side have started the season.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Neville said: “People say Jose Mourinho is not so happy at the moment, and to be honest with you I would be disappointed if he was happy, with some of the performances he has seen. I think what he will be most concerned about at the moment is the inconsistency, the fact his team’s performances fluctuate from being really good to being so bad.

“That’s the worst thing for a manager or a player – inconsistency. You want to trust your players so they can produce a high level of performance week in, week out. That doesn’t mean to say you have to always be at your best, but to get a very good minimum standard.

“Actually, at the moment, you can go from a really good performance in a certain match, to a performance the week after that just drops to a standard.

“At the moment, he is right not to be happy, because he’s seen different levels of consistency from the players, and the players who have won titles before will understand you can’t drop to those levels. You’re never winning a title if you’re inconsistent, and that’s what he’ll be disappointed with.”

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Manchester United are preparing to host Arsenal at Old Trafford in their next Premier League game on Saturday lunchtime as they look to build on their 3-1 win at Swansea before the international break.

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