Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Gary Neville slams Jose Mourinho and fears his successor faces impossible job

Gary Neville slams Jose Mourinho and fears his successor faces impossible job

Manchester United had a quiet time in the transfer window.

The opportunity to come in and manage a club such as Manchester United back to former glories is one which appeals to Zidane.

Manchester United's lack of new signings combined with the uncertainty surrounding the team's strategies and form gives the club a very small chance of challenging for the Premier League title, former midfielder Paul Scholes has said.

Mourinho delivered his no-nonsense message after ordering the Frenchman in for showdown talks in the wake of Pogba's comments following United's 2-1 opening-day win over Leicester.

Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona even if his fractured relationship with manager Jose Mourinho can be mended.

"There are things I can not say otherwise I will get fined".

Jose Mourinho notoriously ends his affiliation with clubs within three years and as he enters his third season managing Manchester United there are serious questions over whether he will remain at Old Trafford beyond this season. "That makes me really proud".

"I know some United fans want a more expansive attacking game and I can understand their frustrations, but the result is the most important thing, especially at the start of the season, and you need to be tactically clever".

The Portuguese manager had warned United's board that the club face a "difficult season" if the squad was not improved. Mourinho is happy to sit back a bit deeper and have a more robust, physical player.

Relations began to turn sour in September when Pogba suffered a torn hamstring in a Champions League game against Basle and spent more than two months out of action.

The news may please United fans, and would surely leave Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial feeling optimistic - and not just due to their seemingly frayed relationships with Mourinho.

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