Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho 'to get sacked before Christmas' in third season trend
Posted: 20 August 2018 Time: 20:00
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been tipped to be sacked before Christmas as the third season trend appears to continue within his career.
Mourinho has come under the microscope this season after a trophyless 2017/18.
Having failed to bring the Premier League title in his first two years at the club, a strong start to the new season was imperative.
However, a dull pre-season and criticism of current playing staff dominated the Portuguese tactician's press conferences over the past two months.
And following the 3-2 defeat to Brighton, former United favourite Lee Sharpe believes it's just a matter of time before he faces the exit door at Old Trafford.
"I am expecting the manager to get sacked before Christmas," Sharpe, who won three Premier League titles with the club told Sky Sports.
"If he is going to continue with this dourness and this moaning, then people will turn around and say this attitude is not getting us to the top so we need to change it.
"It just seems same old same old. As much as the press and fans have been on Jose Mourinho's case about the negativity over the past few seasons and him moaning about players he has and has not got, he just seems to ignore everybody and carry on as usual. He looks fed up and it is reflecting in his team's performances. He is playing negative stuff.
"He has so many options going forwards, it is a shame that he wants to play the way that he wants to play. It didn't work last year against a rampant Manchester City and if things aren't working you have to learn from your mistakes and change something. He needs to change but he just seems to be too stubborn to alter his approach.
"You see Pep Guardiola and he is hugging his players and they are loving him. He is smashing teams and they can't get out of their own half because City are all over them like a rash. I understand that you don't have to play that way but that is the way that the best teams are playing these days. I think Liverpool will be the biggest threat to City not United."