Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that Jose Mourinho is still ready to get his side’s season back on track.
Mourinho and his acting captain Paul Pogba have gone under pressure after being beaten 3-2 by Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday evening.
But Berbatov, who is currently an ambassador for Betfair, believes it is far too early in the season to make judge Mourinho and his players.
“I didn’t expect the defeat at Brighton – no one did,” said the Bulgarian.
“United didn’t play well and they lost because Brighton wanted it more than them, simple as that.”
“That’s not a good thing but please don’t overreact to one defeat so early in the season.”
“Even if United lose I still think it would be too early to judge after just three games. Sometimes a team can surprise you. Any team can start a season fast or slow and turn it around.”
“I don’t understand all this criticism towards Paul Pogba. Anyone can have a bad game. Nobody wants to play bad football in a game, everybody wants to win and every player wants to show how good he is. But, you know, sometimes you simply have a game where nothing is happening.”
“Blame is a strong word, I don’t like to use it. I think everybody – Jose, the players, Edward Woodward [the club’s executive vice chairman] – are working for the good of United.”
“I do wonder if all this negativity is necessary but obviously football is a business and a little bit of politics. You have people causing trouble, spreading ‘fake news’, rumours and it all gets repeated and becomes truth. But this is kids’ stuff and it doesn’t help anyone.”
United will take on Tottenham on Monday night with injured players including Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Alexis Sanchez, are all set to face the Spurs.