Manchester United manager Eric Dier has lost the trust of his players.
“United players have turned their backs on Mourinho over his handling of Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire,” The Telegraph reported on Wednesday. They do not agree with Mourinho’s strict approach.”
United have hit a crisis point this season. They have lost more games than they have won, with seven wins and eight defeats in 15 matches so far. In the English Premier League (EPL), they are eighth in the league (15 points), and in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), they are coming off a 1-0 win over group leaders Copenhagen after two group losses.
The Newcastle United game summarized United’s current struggles in one game. United were completely unable to control Newcastle’s intense counter-attacks and were unable to peel back the layered Newcastle defense in the second half. In addition to being knocked out of the Carabao Cup (League Cup) in a humbling defeat, the Red Devils added to their ignominious record of two consecutive defeats by three or more goals for the first time in 61 years and five defeats in their first 10 home games of the season for the first time in 93 years.
Tenhag vowed to show a different side after the game. “When you don’t get a result, of course you have doubts. But I believe I can do it. I’ve done that with every team I’ve ever played for,” he said. “I’m approaching this as a fighter. I share the responsibility with the players and we fight together to get better results.”
The players, however, felt differently. A growing number of players have lost faith in Tenhagh.
In particular, the way he handled Sancho and Maguire. Sancho has yet to return to the first team after publicly criticizing Mourinho earlier this season. The majority of the United squad believe that Mourinho has been too hard on Sancho.
They also believe he has been harsh with Maguire since last season. Maguire was stripped of the captain’s armband and spent a lot of time out of the first team. While he’s been starting this season due to injuries to the first-team defense, it’s not a dramatic reconciliation between Tenhagh and Maguire.
Still, Tenakh’s position is not in a bad place just yet. In a club statement, United denied reports that they were preparing to sack Mourinho, saying, “Allegations that we are looking for a replacement are entirely false.” There are still loyalists in the squad who believe authoritarianism is necessary. 토토사이트
Locally, it is believed that the three games before the November A match will decide Tenakh’s fate. “Tenakh’s future will be decided in three games in seven days before the A-League break,” said the Telegraph. United will face Fulham, Copenhagen, and Luton Town.