Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that all eyes will be on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as he prepares to take his side to Chelsea this weekend.
There was talk before their last fixture against Newcastle that Mourinho’s head was on the chopping board, regardless of what the result was. At halftime in that game, Mourinho’s sacking looked an all but certainty with United going into the interval 2-0 down against the winless Magpies. Three goals in the last 20 minutes secured the most surprising of comebacks though and has kept the Portuguese in a job for a little longer.
Talk about the 55-year-old has died down thanks to the international break, but as he prepares to make his latest return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned that the attention will quickly refocus on the United manager.
“There was so much talk at Manchester United,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“It was constantly in the press every single day because it was the big story. With the internationals, it quietened it all down but there’s no doubt it will ramp up again.
“I think there’s definitely a run of fixtures in the next three or four weeks before the next international break for Manchester United and Mourinho where all eyes will be on them.
“It’s their first real big away game against the rest of the top six. The reason you bring Jose Mourinho to your club is to win the big games. He’s been a master at that throughout his career.
“It was good for them to go into the international break with those three points. The way they won there’s no better way to win than coming back like that and scoring in the last minute it gives everyone a great lift.”