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Man United told to expect problems because of Jose Mourinho’s mood

Big issues

Jose Mourinho’s situation at Man United is getting more and more problematic according to the pundits and journalists on the Sunday Supplement.

Jason Burt, who works for the Telegraph, noted that Mourinho’s relationship with Woodward is a real issue – and that it clearly shows how bad the situation at the club is.

He also pointed to the famous third season syndrome Mourinho seems to suffer from, and that of course usually starts with the manager moaning at the board and other players, something that Mourinho has done in spades over the last year and certainly in the last couple of months.

He said to Sky Sports: “If he’s only spoken to Ed Woodward once in 17 days, which is the story this morning in the Mail, that is a problem.

“Whoever’s fault that is, that’s a real issue. Whatever Jose is complaining about, and we’ve seen him having a sour face many times before, that is a problem for any club. It cannot be a healthy state of affairs, and there’s probably culpability on both sides there.

“We’re going into Jose’s third season, third-season syndrome with him, obviously he seems unhappy, and you’re asking me if he’s going to be here next season I’m probably thinking not because of his demeanour.”

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Mourinho may get his wish in terms of bringing one more player in – with many reports claiming he’s about to see his side make a bid for Harry Maguire.

The Leicester City defender enjoyed a great World Cup, and would certainly provide Mourinho with the solidity he needs at the back – though he would cost a huge amount, and could well be the final signing of the summer for United, who of course still have the disgruntled Anthony Martial in their ranks.

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