Jose Mourinho says he deserved to be sacked as Man Utd boss

By Mirror: Monday, September 23rd 2019 at 14:02 GMT +3 | Sports
Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho [Courtesy]

Jose Mourinho admits he deserved to be sacked by Manchester United and is not enjoying watching their current slump.

The Special One was given the boot in December with the Red Devils sixth in the Premier League table.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer landed the job on a permanent basis after impressing during his spell in caretaker charge.

However, the Norwegian boss is coming under pressure - with Sunday's 2-0 reverse at West Ham leaving them 10 points behind early pacesetters Liverpool after just six games.

When asked about United’s problems on Sky Sports, Mourinho said: “I’m not the right person to answer it.

“They are far behind. It’s difficult for me to answer. I was there for two seasons where I could feel lots of positive things and I could feel the direction to go in, then obviously the third season was not good enough.

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“I was sacked, I probably deserved to be sacked because I was responsible as the manager, but the sad reality is that they are worse than before.

“And for me that is a sad thing. Maybe people think I’m enjoying the situation but I’m not enjoying it at all.”

United slipped to a demoralising defeat at West Ham, stretching their winless run on the road to seven Premier League matches.

Mourinho added: “I have people in the club I love, I have lots of respect for the fans and for me it’s really sad because when a team is ‘boring’, you are boring but you can still get the results.

“But at this moment I don’t see anything. I think they are going to really, really be in trouble to get not just into the top four but potentially in the top six.

“I think this team is worse than the team of last season.”

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