Martin Keown names one of Jose Mourinho’s biggest problems at Man United

The Arsenal legend discusses one of Jose Mourinho's biggest problems at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Martin Keown believes Jose Mourinho has been too honest at Manchester United.

The Red Devils boss is coming under pressure following a disappointing start to the new Premier League season.

Manchester United limped to a 2-1 win over Leicester City in their season opener at Old Trafford earlier in August.

Brighton and Hove Albion were surprise 3-2 winners against Manchester United at the Amex Stadium to inflict the first defeat of the season upon Mourinho’s side.

The Red Devils failed to bounce back on Monday night following a 3-0 loss to to title rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

Manchester United failed to strengthen at centre-half during the summer much to Mourinho’s apparent disappointment.

The Red Devils have conceded seven goals in three games to suggest there is a genuine weakness at the back.

Former Arsenal defender Keown still believes Mourinho has been “too honest” at Manchester United.

“One of Mourinho’s main problems is that sometimes he is too honest,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“He honestly felt in the summer that if Manchester United did not buy more players, the group would not be good enough to win the league. Results have endorsed that view.

“As a player, it is much easier to get through a difficult period with the support of your manager.

“The United fans have shown Jose the way forward. Even after a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford, the supporters were applauding him.”

The Red Devils signed Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

Mourinho led Manchester United to a second placed finish last term.

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