MANCHESTER UNITED players believe Jose Mourinho will be sacked this week following their heavy loss to West Ham yesterday.
The Mail report stars and staff reckon the Special One’s tenure is up – after the Portuguese chief orchestrated the club’s worst start to season in 29 years.
United are already nine points adrift of Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
Yesterday, club legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand slammed both team and boss following yesterday’s 3-1 defeat, with Mourinho’s time looking near to an end.
Ferdinand said: “I don’t see enough players working hard to say to the manager ‘this is my place in the team’.
“You’ve got to work hard and grind and Man United didn’t. There are some big decisions to be made at United now.
“There will be conversations at the top level, about the future of the manager and the squad, because the basics are not being done.
“There has to be something said. I believe powers be at this football club have a decision to make.
“It’s getting too much. All the little wars in the dressing room, the stories leaking out in the press.
“This could be the worst season in the club’s history if something doesn’t change – and fast.
“They’ve got to make a decision right now – bang.”
Meanwhile, Scholes added: “It’s probably as bad as you’ll see from a United team for quite some time.
“We spoke about attitude before the game. It’s been questioned over the last four weeks and today it has to be questioned again.
“The hunger and desire to get against people just wasn’t there.”
However, sacking Mourinho may not be that easy, with the former Chelsea and Real Madrid chief pocketing £15million-a-year.
Giving Jose the boot would cost the club dearly, but Ed Woodward and Co know results cannot carry on like this much longer.
With points being dropped and “wars” in the squad, according to Ferdinand, United bosses may have their hand forced sooner rather than later.
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