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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been told to expect the sack from former Manchester United star Paul Ince.

The former Manchester United midfielder believes Mourinho is lucky to still be Manchester United boss.

Ince, who represented United for six years between 1989-1995, believes the club is stagnating under Mourinho.

Ince told Paddy Power: “It looks to me like Jose Mourinho is stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea.

“Realistically, he wants to play defensively and nick a one nil win, but he knows that the fans and players at United won’t accept that.

“And they’re right not to. We’re three seasons into Mourinho’s reign now. There are no more excuses.

“You’ve spent a lot of money, if I was managing a team and they’d given me three years, and it was clear we weren’t up to standard, I’d expect to lose my job.

“Are we getting to the stage where United just aren’t good enough? Yes. They’re slipping too far behind, and can’t compete with the best sides anymore.

“They’re not even showing signs of improvement. In fact they’re going backwards.

“He bought Fred who can’t get a game, and the same goes for Alexis Sanchez.

“He’s disappeared! His career has gone backwards.

“I can see why there’s been criticisms of the board. But, in their defence, you can’t go and spend £50 million on Fred just to stick him on the bench.

“You can’t keep getting away with it and expect not to be questioned.”