Jose Mourinho’s 3 opening matches as the head coach of Manchester United were impressive ones for the Portugal head coach and his squad as they sealed 3 successive victories after defeating Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City.
However, things quickly took a turn for the worst as Manchester United began to drop points on a consistent basis after losing against Manchester City and 8 days later suffering another defeat against Watford.
The drop of points continued later on for Jose Mourinho and his team as they drew against Stoke City, Liverpool and Burnley as well as also suffering another defeat with Chelsea.
After this string of negative and underwhelming results, this has led to Manchester United to slipping down in the Premier League and with 10 league matches having been played at this point in time; they are currently located at the 8th spot.
Gary Neville says that he knows what Jose Mourinho needs in order to stop this streak of mediocrity as the former Manchester United player said: “I think at the moment he’s the one that’s getting put under pressure, but nothing that two or three wins won’t change.
‘’At the moment you’re not quite sure that Jose Mourinho knows his best team and that he trusts his players fully yet. They had enough chances to win the game against Burnley. I think at the moment he’s the one that’s getting put under pressure, but nothing that two or three wins won’t change. I think when he was at Chelsea there’s all that talk he’d lost the dressing room. There’s nothing like that happening at Manchester United.”
Neville believes that Jose Mourinho still has not gained enough trust and confidence with his squad at Old Trafford and this is one of the reasons of why Gary Neville thinks that Manchester United has been disappointing so much in the past few weeks.