Former Manchester United star Paul Ince believes the Red Devils have become a laughing stock following an average start to the 2018/19 season. United endured a poor pre-season where they could pick up just one victory and things have since gone worse with a lacklustre display against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.
United made a decent beginning to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford but they could not repeat the performance against Brighton where they lacked the intensity going forward. As such, they succumbed to their second straight defeat at the AMEX Stadium with Brighton prevailing by a 3-2 scoreline and there has since been the speculation regarding Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford.
With this in mind, the upcoming Premier League meeting against Tottenham Hotspur becomes hugely crucial for Mourinho and United and anything other than a victory may witness them drop further behind the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, who have been tipped to vie for the title this season. United have won their last four home matches against Tottenham but they can anticipate a difficult challenge on Monday night with Spurs unlikely to offer them any freebies.