Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly facing the sack at the end of the season if he fails to secure a top four finish.
Mourinho has endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford since taking over from former United head coach Louis Van Gaal in the summer and is now seemingly under pressure to keep his job.
The Portuguese’s defensive tactics combined with off field personal issues have all played a key role in his tough start to the new campaign. Unfortunately the owners of the club are not ready to be patient which means Mourinho will have to fix his personal isses sooner rather than later or he will head the same way as predecessors David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal.
Few if any can deny just how great of a manager Jose Mourinho is, his track record speaks for itself but the man who we seen light up the premier league a decade ago appears long gone. No longer does he appear to be enjoying life in football nor does he appear to be as confident as he once was. Something is missing from the Portuguese and it is up to him to get it back if he is to turn around his fortunes at Old Trafford.
With Arsenal, Feyenoord and West Ham United all to come after the international break, it brings with it a testing time for the new United boss. Already eight points off leaders Liverpool at the top of the table and with qualification in the Europa League still far from guaranteed the aforementioned upcoming matches are games Mourinho simply must win.
Mourinho remains the right man at this moment in time to take Manchester United back to the top but he needs to get results and fast. The United hierarchy have already shown in the past that once things go sour they are not afraid to sack their managers and if Mourinho fails to turn it around he will face the same fate.