Man United warned about slow start under Jose Mourinho

Dean Saunders says Man United must get their campaign back on track quickly under Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Ex-Aston Villa striker Dean Saunders believes that Manchester United must get back on track quickly to avoid a crisis under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship.

Manchester United already find themselves six points off the pace in the Premier League after a nightmare start to the 2018-19 campaign.

Shocking defeats against Brighton and Tottenham have caused the team and manager to be widely criticised in the media, amid reports of rifts at the club in both the dressing room and boardroom.

A 2-0 victory at Turf Moor against Burnley eased the pressure on Mourinho’s men going into the international break, but a trip to Vicarage Road to face high flying Watford beckons next weekend.

Former Liverpool forward Saunders insists that the club is not yet facing catastrophe, but he is worried about the negativity surrounding the squad.

He told The Daily Star on Sunday: “We’re four games in so it’s not a crisis yet, it’s just a bit of disarray.

“The only positive thing I heard coming out from Man United for the whole pre-season was that they were trying to sign Godin from Atletico Madrid.

“They were going sign him and I thought: ‘That’s positive, that’s someone – they’ll need him’. But they just need to start winning and obviously the attention goes on someone else.”

A win against Watford on Saturday would be a huge boost for supporters but a defeat would see the pressure pile on Mourinho even further, as the team looks to climb back up the table to mount a genuine title challenge.

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