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Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe believes Jose Mourinho is the wrong man for the job and he will be gone before the Christmas.
Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a shock defeat against Brighton.
Things has not been going to well for Mourinho and Manchester United. After failing to make any big signing in the summer transfer window, they suffered a 3-2 defeat against Brighton in their second league game.
Mourinho was able to help United to bring three trophies in his debut campaign. But things started to fall apart when he ended the 2017-18 season as trophy less. And a frustrating transfer market made it even worse for the Portuguese man.
Meanwhile, after the defeat against Brighton, Sharpe believes the United manager will be sacked soon.
The former United winger told Press Association Sport:
“When he came to Chelsea the first time he was quite charming and fun. But now he just seems dour and fed up. He’s moaned about not signing new players and not bigging up the ones he’s got. The football’s not entertaining and what makes it twice as bad is that their two biggest rivals, Man City and Liverpool, do play exciting football. His negative style does not fit in with the expansive football that United fans want. I think he’ll be gone before Christmas.”
The former England International also believes Mourinho didn’t handle the Paul Pogba’s situation well.
“I do not think Mourinho has handled the [Paul] Pogba situation very well. It was the same with Luke Shaw before that. Any views should be kept in-house and not appear in the press. Mourinho talks about class [he accused Manchester City of lacking it by making their Amazon TV series]. But that is the sign of class in my eyes. Every player who played for Sir Alex Ferguson – whether they liked him or not – respected him. Because you knew that any grievances would not be aired in the press.”