Arsenal legend defends Mourinho over Man Utd struggles

Date published: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 12:25 - Joe Williams

Arsenal legend David Seaman has leapt to the defence of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite his recent struggles.

Mourinho has come under intense pressure under the last fortnight after a string of bad results. His side were booed off on Tuesday night after a mundane goalless draw against Valencia.

Paul Scholes had labelled the Portuguese coach “an embarrassment to the club”, while others have been quick to criticise, though former England man Seaman believes that those sorts of comments aren’t helping the situation.

“You know it’s not good when a player of that stature [Scholes] is having a right old go at the club. Alright, he’s not having a go at the club, but he’s having a right go at Mourinho,” Seaman told talkSPORT.

“But no, it’s not good and it’s a little bit surprising. When you speak to anybody about it they don’t really know what to say and everybody seems to be against Mourinho.

“At the moment, it’s very, very negative and the game was the same as well. When you get two stars like Rio and Scholesy having a right go on TV it’s not good.

“Something’s gotta give but I hope it’s not Mourinho. I know a lot of fans won’t like that but if Mourinho gets the boot then, for me, player power has won.

“I’m not a massive fan of that but, the way they’re playing, it is demoralising.

“When you look at the team sheet, the team sheet is class and it should be doing better, the players should be doing better.”


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