Manchester United’s struggling to find a suitable replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson has seen the club appointed Jose Mourinho a new chief of staff in 2016.
Jose Mourinho, who seemed Ferguson’s natural heir, took charge of the team after Louis van Gaal’s miserable flop that cost United the Champions League promotion.
On Mourinho’s first season, the Red Devils have won their elusive first UEFA Europa League title.
Unfortunately, it was everything the Portuguese managed to accomplish at Old Trafford. The problems started piling up for Mourinho before the 2018-2019 campaign has even begun.
The Manchester United bigwigs pretended to be deaf on his desperate whoops for a new center-back.
Mourinho’s craves for a reliable defender proved accurate this season, as United conceded 32 goals in 21 Premier League fixtures so far.
The former Real Madrid boss has been dealing with immense problems on and off the field in his second Premier League campaign with Man Utd.
Not only Manchester United failed to keep up the pace with the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool, but they’ve also struggled to order and team spirit in the dressing room.
The ex-Inter Milan manager was not able to cope with the pressure from the media initiated by United’s mediocre performance in the English top tier.
Before Mourinho departed Old Trafford, the Red Devils were sitting sixth in the table, trailing league leaders Liverpool by 19 points.
The three-time Champions League winners were 11 points behind the fourth-placed Chelsea, let alone the Premier League title race.
Apart from their problems on the pitch, the English giants were unable to handle the arguments in the dressing room.
Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, and Anthony Martial were all working against Mourinho’s questionable regime, according to numerous reports from England.
Some talks even suggested the aforementioned stars used their influence to convince other players to stand up against their manager.
Looking at their outputs since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sat on the bench, the previous rumors started to seem reasonable.
It seems like everything conspired against Mourinho in his last months at Old Trafford.
Continued pressure from the public, unbearable problems in the dressing room, and arguments to the board eventually ended in an inevitable breakup.