It has been a terrible start to the new Premier League season for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.
There were already indications in the summer that Mourinho would struggle in his infamous third year of yet another job. The Portuguese manager made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the transfer business conducted by the club in the summer, and he missed no opportunity of setting expectations low from his side for the upcoming season.
Even though Mourinho had made it very clear on the eve of the season that his side is not at the same level as Manchester City and Liverpool, United was expected to make improvements on last season. However, United’s terrible start to the season has put up very huge questions to the club and the upper-level management.
The Red Devils started the season with an unconvincing win over Leicester City. Since then, they have lost back-to-back games against Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham while conceding six goals in the process. The 3-0 home defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford on Monday was new low at Mourinho’s time at United.
He arrived at the club with the ambition of leading them to their former status, but he has failed to win a major trophy in two seasons. Early weeks of the new season suggest that United won’t be winning any major honour this season too.
Mourinho’s future at United has become the biggest talking point in football media, and this is going to bring a lot of negative attention to the club in the coming weeks. The Portuguese manager has insisted that he needs more time to build a title-winning side, but he faces a daunting task in coming weeks.
However, at the same time, it appears like his time is already over at the club. If United continue to struggle in coming weeks, it remains a huge possibility that Mourinho might not even see out the rest of the season in his job.
The season is only three weeks old, and many would say that it’s too early to draw conclusions. However, Mourinho has even lost the backing of the market, and he is currently the most-likely Premier League manager to get the first sack of the season.
He is available at 6/5 odds on Unibet to get the first sacking of the Premier League season. The second-favourite is Southampton Mark
Hughes at 6/1 odds on BetVictor.
This is a new low for a manager who has won numerous domestic and continental titles.
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