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Manchester United are having its joint worst start to the season after eight league games, as the club have already lost three league games and are seven points off the table toppers.

There have been reports that United manager Jose Mourinho has had clashes with several first team players like Paul Pogba, Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez. Some reports have even claimed that some players are against the manager and are not giving their all for the manager.

However, Manchester United first team coach Michael Carrick who retired from the team last season, has refuted such claims and insisted that the team is giving its best.

“It’s too easy to throw out a player is not trying. It’s definitely not the case,” the former midfielder told Sky Sports.

“As a player at United the expectation is there, the scrutiny is there and nowadays every little move you make people jump on it and judge it. The lads are human beings who make mistakes.”

Carrick who is involved in the day-to-day training and match preparation has hailed United boss Jose Mourinho for providing a good learning platform for him.

“He’s been fantastic with me. The situation I’m in at the moment, my first job after being a player so there’s huge element of learning and trying to soak up as much as I can to improve myself,” Carrick continued.

“But at the same time I’m there to do a job and there’s a responsibility there. He’s been great with me. He’s given me plenty of things to do and at the same time he’s trying to help me develop. I couldn’t have asked any more of him.”