Alan Pardew: Jose Mourinho is frustrated at Man United, this is why
Alan Pardew delivers his verdict on how Manchester United's start to life under Jose Mourinho has unfolded
Alan Pardew believes that Jose Mourinho is becoming frustrated with his Manchester United team because of his inability for them to settle on a style of play.
The Portuguese coach is coming to the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and it has been something of a mixed campaign for the Red Devils boss.
Manchester United have already won the Community Shield and EFL Cup this season, and are still chasing Europa League glory.
However, their Premier League form has been somewhat inconsistent, with the Red Devils currently fifth in the table and facing an uphill battle to secure a top-four finish.
And Pardew feels that Manchester United’s struggles this season have been mainly down to the fact that Mourinho has thus far not been able to implement a certain style of play at Old Trafford.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Pardew said: “Manchester United are 26 games unbeaten.
“It isn’t a bad run but everyone is expecting something a little bit more than they’re delivering.
“The Manchester United fans are expecting something a little bit more going forward. It really isn’t Jose. His teams contain and break fast. You can’t do that as Manchester United manager.
“He is trying to get the balance right. He is just a bit frustrated.”
Manchester United take on Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash in Spain on Thursday night.