Manchester United manager José Mourinho has come under immense pressure from both the media and the fans after two back to back defeats within the span of one week.
Manchester United lost the match against local rivals Manchester City, and then lost an Europa League game to Feyenoord on Thursday. The performance against Feyenoord was reminiscent of the Van Gaal days, and this enraged the Manchester United fans.
According to the report for England based media outlet SunSports, it’s not just the fans who are unhappy. Discord is growing among Manchester United players as well.
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Many of the players have been discontent with the amount of game time and the way they were just thrown in together for the game against Feyenoord.
The Feyenoord match was the first start for Darmian, Rojo, Smalling, Schneiderlin, Herrera and Rashford this season. It also included first time appearances for Memphis Depay and Ashley Young.
An insider revealed to SunSport: “There are players not happy about the lack of game time and even players who are starting games feel they are playing out of position and not doing themselves justice.”
In the interview after the Feyenoord game, Mourinho pointed out that the team lacked ambition.
He said: “I always expect maximum ambition and focus no matter the opponent. I changed eight players, but I played with a good team, with enough good players to win the match.
“In first half we were not especially bad but we didn’t have an ambitious attitude. We were not trying to win, just content with controlling the game.
“In the second half they answered my words. It’s more disappointing that in our best moment they scored.
“Of course, I’m unhappy – especially because I think we lost the game precisely in the moment we don’t deserve to lose. We were double unlucky because it’s a clear offside.”