Jose Mourinho send stark Man United warning after League Cup exit

Jamie Redknapp has a warning for Jose Mourinho after Man United's League Cup defeat by Derby County

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Redknapp has told Jose Mourinho that he must stop falling out with his players if he is to turn things around at Manchester United.

The Portuguese coach has found himself under increasing amounts of pressure at Old Trafford at this early stage of the season after they lost two and drew one of their opening six Premier League games this season.

Manchester United were dumped out of the League Cup by Championship side Derby County on Tuesday night as Frank Lampard’s team triumphed on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the third-round tie at Old Trafford.

That result has further heaped pressure on the Manchester United manager, who would have been hoping for his side to mount a serious Premier League title challenge this season.

And Redknapp feels that the problems at Old Trafford all clearly boil down to Mourinho and his failure to get the best out of his players.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Tuesday night’s defeat, Redknapp said: “You had £335m of talent out there. If you can’t, with no disrespect, beat Derby with that amount of talent then it’s not good enough.

“Of course Mourinho is to blame. This is his team. He is falling out with players.

“He didn’t bring on Alexis Sanchez today and it always feels like there is a war with him with his players.

“This is his team. He’s got to stop falling out with people. That’s not good management any more.”

Manchester United will now look to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to West Ham United in the top flight on Saturday lunchtime.

Mourinho is aiming to guide the Red Devils to a title challenge after they finished second last season and without a trophy.

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