Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is certain that Jose Mourinho has lost the Manchester United dressing room.
The Old Trafford outfit have been engulfed by crisis since pre-season which has resulted in Mourinho presiding over his clubs worst start to a league campaign in 29 years.
Mourinho has also reportedly fell out with several of his star players and the former Chelsea bosses comments during his press conference ahead of tomorrow nights Champions League clash against Valencia when the Portuguese suggested that some of his players care more than others have left Carragher in no doubt that the coaches relationship with his squad has completely broken down.
“I have no doubt from his comments in the press conference when he said “some players are trying and some are trying harder than others” that he’s lost the dressing room,” Carragher told Sky Sports MNF.
“The problem with that is that it’s now the third time it’s happened. It started at Real Madrid with [Iker] Casillas and [Sergio] Ramos then it happened at Chelsea with [Eden] Hazard and all the players there and now there’s talk of a group led by Pogba. So there’s no doubt there’s massive problems there.
“Mourinho is not a builder of two or three teams,” Carragher continued. “Every club he’s at he builds one team and it’s very successful and then he moves on because his style of management is very confrontational. He’s had success but after three years everyone is burnt out; himself, the club, the players.
“If you’re the Manchester United owner or CEO, you’ve got to look at that and think: Pogba, Martial, Sanchez, Eric Bailly; are you going to get rid of all them and keep a manager who never normally lasts more than three years at a club or are you going to change the manager?
“I didn’t think he’d be manager next season, but it may be quicker than that. With two international breaks coming, I think he may have a huge problem if he doesn’t turn it around very quickly.”