Manchester United fans hoping Jose Mourinho will lift the Premier League title in his first season in charge will end up disappointed, according to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.
A run of just one win in their last six Premier League matches has left Manchester United eight points off the league’s leading trio of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Saturday’s goalless draw with Burnley was the latest poor result for the Red Devils and Carragher told Monday Night Football they’ll need a ‘miraculous recovery’ if they are to end up as champions.
“They are not actually winning the games that you would expect them to win,”
“I think if they won the league from this position it would be a miraculous recovery. But I think going forward now, there are a lot more questions in terms of Mourinho himself as a manager and his effect, and how long it is taking to get across to the United players.”
“And I actually admire Jose Mourinho when he first came in, because we are talking about a team that finished outside the top four last year. He was not talking about top four, he was saying: ‘No, we are Manchester United, we are going for the league’.”
Having spent more than any other side in the division during the summer – including a world-record £89m fee on Paul Pogba – Manchester United will be disappointed by their showings thus far and the month ahead will be crucial.
United tackle Swansea City this weekend before a huge fixture against Arsenal. They then finish the month with a tricky test against West Ham United.