Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has claimed that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is trying to get himself sacked.
United have managed to win their opening game of the 2018-19 season against Leicester City but they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Red Devils’ arch-rivals Liverpool have already collected six points from their first two matches against West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Therefore, Aldridge, who warns Mourinho to learn from Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, believes the Portuguese boss is trying to get himself sacked from Old Trafford.
“The only conclusion I can come to as I watch the Jose Mourinho meltdown at Manchester United is that he is trying to get sacked once again,” Aldridge told the Irish Independent.
“It is bizarre to see history repeating itself three years after he was shown the door at Chelsea after he alienated the dressing room and left the cub with no choice other than to get rid of him.”
“The Chelsea players refused to play for Mourinho in the end and while it is unacceptable for any footballer to down tools and refuses to give of his best. You can understand why this particular manager is hard to play for.”
“I look at Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and while he has not won the trophies Mourinho has collected over the course of his career. He has a wonderful way of getting players on a side and presenting his club in a good light.”
“Mourinho seems to be precisely the opposite, as he criticises his players in public and looks grumpy and miserable most times we see him in front of a camera.”
“This guy seems to go out of his way to inject poison in his dressing room and whatever his motives, he is not getting the reaction from players anymore.”
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s side will take on West Ham United on next Monday at Old Trafford with the 20-time Premier League winners are looking to bounce back.