Jose Mourinho once again failed to secure a victory for the home fans as Manchester United slumped to a disappointing draw against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night against Valencia. Old Trafford faithfuls witnessed a lackluster performance from Mourinho’s men against the Spanish side who currently sit 14th in their league table. This means that the Red Devils have managed only one victory at home since the start of the season.
With two losses and two draws from their previous four matches, Man United are experiencing their worst form ever under the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss. The Red Devils were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Frank Lampard’s Derby County side and was followed up with an humiliating 3-1 defeat at London Stadium against West Ham United. The mounting pressure on him to resign is increasing day by day as Mourinho is failing miserably both in the Premier League and the Champions League.
He is running in his 3rd year at the club and Manchester United is no-where near good enough to challenge for the Premier League title nor compete with likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea. It looks like the patience of United fans has run out for they were regularly chanting “attack, attack, attack” in the last game against Valencia.
The performances of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, and Romelu Lukaku were once again unimpressive. The only positives from the game were the performances given by Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw. Rashford was always looking to create goal-scoring opportunities and showed good pace and ambition.
While the efforts of Luke Shaw were also very commendable. He won big tackles and showed the desire and ambition for his team. After enduring a tough time under Mourinho in the previous season, Shaw has now cemented his position as a left-back by giving consistent performances while managing to score a goal in the league opening match against Leicester City.
Manchester United are currently nine points behind Manchester City and Liverpool who both have not lost a game in the league since the start of the season. Even Chelsea who got a new manager this season is doing far better than Manchester United. Maurizio Sarri’s side knocked out Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Carabao Cup and then held them to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
The coming days are not going to be easy challenges for Mourinho. Newcastle United might be a relatively easier opponent, but facing Chelsea in an away match and Juventus in the Champions League would really test the Portuguese manager. Hopefully, he can pull through this difficult situation, because if the poor results continue then this might be the end for his stint at Old Trafford.