Ex-Man United star suggests Jose Mourinho should be sacked

Paul Parker delivers his honest assessment of Man United's stuttering start to the new season

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Paul Parker believes that Manchester United should be seriously considering the future of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese coach has found himself under intense pressure at Old Trafford in recent weeks after his side lost their second straight game in the Premier League.

Manchester United have only taken three points from their opening three Premier League games to heap pressure on Mourinho following the Red Devils’ stuttering form.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure at Old Trafford in recent weeks and he walked out of his news conference after the 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the top flight on Monday night.

Manchester United will look to try and get back to winning ways when they travel to Burnley in the top flight this weekend.

But former Red Devils star Parker seems to feel that a drastic change is needed at Old Trafford for the Red Devils to be able to reverse their ailing fortunes.

Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Parker said: There has been so much poor football,” Parker told talkSPORT.

“Performances have been poor and too many people are out there saying he is a winner and it is just about winning.

“Manchester United are not just about winning. They’re about a style, the manner they win in. It is about a swagger.

“They are not doing that any more. That has been taken away from them, that has been virtually coached out of them.

“There is no self expression any more, they do not improvise. You are paying players millions and millions and still trying to control them.

“That does not make sense for a club like Manchester United. At the end of the day, Manchester United have to change.

“Their style of play is not going to change while Jose Mourinho is in charge.

“It is the way in which he manages which is pulling the players down.”

Manchester United have not lost two of their opening three Premier League games since back in 1992.

The Red Devils are looking to try and challenge for the title this season after having finished second last term.

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