Jamie Carragher sends ‘concerned’ message to Man United about Jose Mourinho
The Liverpool legend admits it is a concern Jose Mourinho is already blaming his Manchester United players
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he is worried about Jose Mourinho already losing patience with his Manchester United players.
The Red Devils boss hit out at his Manchester United stars following a frustrating 2-2 draw with Leicester City at King Power Stadium ahead of Christmas Day.
Mourinho desribed his players as “childish” after Harry Maguire scored an injury-time equaliser to deny the Red Devils three vital points.
Manchester United dropped further points in a 2-2 stalemate with Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day to lose further ground in the title race.
The Red Devils boss lost his job at Chelsea during their title defence in 2015-16 season after Mourinho allegedly fell out with some of his Blues players.
The Portuguese coach was also reported to have shared a tetchy relationship with some of his Real Madrid players during his three-season spell in the Spanish capital.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher believes Manchester United should be concerned that Mourinho is already starting to show disdain towards his players.
“The concern for Manchester United is Mourinho is working through his repertoire of gripes,” Carragher told the Daily Telegraph.
“You would normally expect this in year three or four after he has won at least one Premier League title. I’ve always loved hearing Jose’s press conferences – even as a player and rival I wanted to tune in – but I much prefer it when he is being mischievous rather than prickly.
“When he picks fights with his own players, supporters and board members it becomes a tired act and sounds like he is making excuses. Everyone becomes exhausted by the agitation. Usually, it ends one way.”
Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last term but won the Europa League and the League Cup.
The Red Devils signed three players in the summer transfer window to improve their squad.