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Sutton: Mourinho isn’t the right man for Manchester United

Former Premier League winner Chris Sutton has said that Jose Mourinho ‘isn’t the right man’ to take Manchester United forward.

It has been an absolutely disastrous start to the season for Manchester United, who have already dropped 11 games in the Premier League this season.

There were reports that Jose Mourinho would be sacked regardless of the outcome of United’s game against Newcastle, although the manner of their dramatic 3-2 comeback victory could have saved his bacon for a little while longer.

However, former Blackburn Rovers and Celtic striker Chris Sutton has said that the Portuguese’s behaviour is not befitting of a club like United:

“It’s been a disastrous season for United,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 live.

“What is Mourinho doing to help the situation? All he does is play the victim. All the nonsense after the game – the Brexit, he gets blamed for everything – I don’t get it.

“Every press conference he goes in and is negative, negative, negative – obstinate, awkward. He should have drawn a line under things.

“There has to come a time where there is a line drawn in the sand and he has to stand up and say ‘enough is enough’.

“All this ‘I’m being persecuted’ all the time – he’s not doing himself any favours.

“Mourinho isn’t the right man to take United forward and 15 minutes shouldn’t paper over the cracks and the way he has behaved this season.

“It has been appalling.”

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