Ian Wright sends warning to Jose Mourinho about Man United future

Arsenal legend says that Mourinho's job is on the line if Man United's fortunes do not improve

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Man United risk falling out of contention in the Premier League title race under Jose Mourinho, according to BBC Radio Five Live pundit Ian Wright.

The Portuguese bosses demeanour during and after watching his team fall to a shocking 3-2 defeat against Brighton at the weekend was dour, to say the least.

The 55-year-old coach was unable to affect the outcome of the game with his substitutions and seemingly had no plan B, other than to lump the ball forward to Marouane Fellaini in the second half.

Brighton were great value for the three points on Sunday and dominated the game against their more illustrious opponents, which has left Man United fans feeling frustrated and disillusioned.

Many experts have voiced their opinion on Mourinho’s position at the club in the wake of the result, with Arsenal legend Wright claiming there is ‘blood in the water’ at Old Trafford.

Wright told BBC Radio Five Live: “Something is going to have to give somewhere along the line. If it carries on like this for Manchester United, I don’t care how much money they are making, they are going to slip way out of it.

“I cannot see any other outcome than unfortunately, Jose Mourinho will probably lose his job if it carries on like it is.

“There is blood in the water at Man United at the moment. Other teams know it. They know they have a great chance – not just at their own place but at Old Trafford as well.”

With Tottenham up next for Man United on Monday the challenge facing Mourinho and his players does not get any easier and on current form, Mauricio Pochettino’s side would have to be considered favourites for the clash.

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