Ian Wright: What has changed about Man United under Jose Mourinho

The Gunners legend explains how Manchester United have changed since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement

Ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson Photo: The Sport Review

Ian Wright believes Manchester United are unable to rise to the challenge under Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager in May 2016 after the 20-time English champions parted company with Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson secured his 13th top-flight crown.

The 20-time English champions won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first season under Mourinho’s management.

Manchester United failed to win silverware in Mourinho’s second campaign following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Mourinho missed out on some key summer targets in the transfer window despite the addition of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.

Manchester United made a solid start to the new Premier League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

However, Mourinho has come under more pressure following a 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League last weekend.

Former Arsenal striker Wright explained what has changed about Manchester United since Ferguson’s retirement five seasons ago.

“With United, though, there is no signal of them rising to the challenge,” Wright told The Sun.

“There’s more of a whimper than a roar. There is no intensity, no going for the throat, no anything of what United has always been about.

“In the days of their greatest boss, we all used to talk about Fergie time.

“In Mourinho’s case, sadly I feel it is fast becoming borrowed time.”

Manchester United have only finished in the top four on two occasions in the past five seasons under three different managers.

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