Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho today revealed that he feels some of his players care more about his sides current poor run of form than others.
The Old Trafford outfit have had a disastrous run of results over the last week; drawing with newly-promoted Wolves, before losing to Championship side Derby County in the Carabao Cup and then West Ham in the Premier League.
Even more worrying than the defeats for Manchester United fans has been the abject nature of their sides performances, all set against backdrop of Mourinho reportedly having fallen out with several of his sides star players, including £89 million midfielder Paul Pogba and the clubs highest paid player Alexis Sanchez.
Speaking to the press today ahead of his sides Champions League game against Valencia tomorrow at Old Trafford, Mourinho revealed that he still believes his players are trying to do their best although he admitted that feels some care more than others.
“I said already, in one of the interviews: after twenty years of football I am still the kid I was twenty years ago. I still don’t believe that a player is not honest.’’ The Portuguese coach said at his press conference earlier today.
“I told your colleague of BT, I told them, ask the people with great reputation in the game if they went to a game not to give the maximum.
“Sometimes how something looks, it’s exactly the opposite.
“I think some care more than others.”
Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward is said to remain supportive of Mourinho, however if his side slip to a third successive defeat tomorrow night the pressure on the former Chelsea boss will reach fever pitch.