Jamie Carragher delivers blunt verdict on Man United under Jose Mourinho

The Liverpool legend delivers his assessment of the Red Devils' start to life under Jose Mourinho

Jamie Carragher has criticised Manchester United for the stuttering start they have made to life under Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils have struggled to find consistent form under their new boss and had suffered three defeats in their opening 12 games under Mourinho.

United have lost to the likes of Watford, Manchester City and Chelsea so far this season and have also been defeated twice in the Europa League.

Many were expecting Mourinho to have an instant positive impact at Old Trafford following his appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor back in May.

However, it has been a mixed start to life at the club for the Portuguese coach following his arrival at the club.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail before United’s clash with Arsenal on Saturday, Carragher said: “United are used to doing things a certain way.

“You can contend with issues if the team are getting results, but United aren’t in a rhythm. Mourinho’s prime issue is that United are not winning.

“We keep looking at them, waiting for that towering performance to come against one of their rivals. But here we are, still waiting. They were demolished by Chelsea and run ragged by Manchester City. A point at Liverpool with a stubborn performance is as good as it has got in those defining fixtures.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season under Van Gaal before he was sacked and replaced by Mourinho in May.

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