Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is convinced Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has lost control of the dressing room.
Mourinho told the press on Monday that some players cared more than others and Carragher believes Mourinho’s comments is proof he’s lost the dressing room.
Carragher also believes Mourinho could be sacked in upcoming international breaks.
Speaking on Sky Sports’s Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “I have no doubt from his comments in the press conference when he said ‘some players are trying and some are trying harder than others’ that he’s lost the dressing room.
“That’s not rocket science and I don’t even think that’s a controversial thing to say.
“The problem with that is that it’s now the third time it’s happened. It started at Real Madrid with [Iker] Casillas and [Sergio] Ramos then it happened at Chelsea with [Eden] Hazard and all the players there and now there’s talk of a group led by Pogba. So there’s no doubt there’s massive problems there.”
Mourinho has reportedly lost the support of several players like Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez and this is forcing the club to choose between selling these players or sacking Mourinho. Carragher believes Ed Woodward will have little choice but opt to sack Mourinho instead of selling these players.
“Mourinho is not a builder of two or three teams,” Carragher added. “Every club he’s at he builds one team and it’s very successful and then he moves on because his style of management is very confrontational. He’s had success but after three years everyone is burnt out; himself, the club, the players.
“If you’re the Manchester United owner or CEO, you’ve got to look at that and think: Pogba, Martial, Sanchez, Eric Bailly; are you going to get rid of all them and keep a manager who never normally lasts more than three years at a club or are you going to change the manager?
“I didn’t think he’d be manager next season, but it may be quicker than that. With two international breaks coming, I think he may have a huge problem if he doesn’t turn it around very quickly.”