6th October, 2018
“Manchester United’s problems should not be blamed on me.” That is what Manager Jose Mourinho has to say about the present situation at the club. This is coming from the embattled manager in the midst of rumours that suggest he might be sacked in just a matter of days.
The team has not been getting the desired results of late as they have won just four out of 10 matches in all competitions this season.
Mourinho was at a press conference on Friday to speak on the situation in the team. He had the following to say on the issue:
“Sometimes things are not just in the manager’s hands,”
“We are better than this and, because we are better than this, our situation will improve. I have no doubts about that.”
When asked who he believes is at fault for the present unsavoury state of affairs at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho tactically replied this way:
“The same people that were to blame with the fantastic season of last season.”
“Success has a direct relation with your own potential and a direct relation with the potential of your opponents. The last season was phenomenal exactly because of these two factors – our potential and the potential of our opponents.”
“I think opponents with much more potential than us finished behind us. That is the reason why it was a phenomenal season.”
ManU have looked a shadow of themselves this term amid Mourinho’s problematic relationship with star midfielder Paul Pogba. They were involved in a training-ground face-off last week after the player was stripped of his vice-captaincy duties.
This was followed by reports of dressing-room challenges with captain Antonio Valencia having to apologise for liking a post on Instagram that called for United to sack Mourinho.
Manchester United host Newcastle United later today in a match which some people have predicted will be the last one that the embattled manager will be in charge of at Old Trafford.