Chris Sutton gives verdict on Man United’s ‘split’ camp

Former Chelsea FC star Chris Sutton gave his thoughts on the bleak situation at Man United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Sutton believes that there are several “splits” at Old Trafford at the moment and reveals his sympathy for Manchester United’s supporters.

Man United slumped to a disappointing 3-2 defeat against Brighton at The Amex Stadium on Sunday in a performance which has been widely vilified.

Despite goals from Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho’s men were outclassed on the day and struggled to create any clear-cut goalscoring opportunities throughout the match.

Man United is a global brand associated with free-flowing attacking football but in the lean post-Sir Alex Ferguson years they have been a shadow of their former selves.

At the moment things seem worse than ever under the Portuguese coach, as the team looks completely devoid of any identity on the pitch and lacks leaders to drive them forward.

Former Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton believes that all is not well behind the scenes at Old Trafford and that the fans are suffering as a result.

Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live: “There are big splits. They don’t seem committed to the manager or the cause. They are Manchester United in name only. The worst thing is it didn’t seem like a one-off yesterday, and it could happen time and time again. The fans are angry and fed up.”

It is difficult to disagree with the pundit’s comments given that the weekend’s performance was very similar to many of the team’s underwhelming displays last season and that trend looks set to continue this season.

Next up for Mourinho’s underperforming team is Tottenham on Monday night, which will be another tough examination given the fact that Mauricio Pochettino’s team has started the season with back to back wins.

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