Mourinho fears United have lined up Zidane as his replacement

Luke Shaw Man United West Ham

Mourinho fears United have lined up Zidane as his replacement

Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Ander Herrera will miss Manchester United's Champions League Group H match with Valencia on Tuesday due to injury.

Neville, however, feels Mourinho is not the man to blame for the club's problems and feels their issues can be traced back to the dismissal of David Moyes in 2014.

Kudos to Custis for backing his story - even as Mourinho joked that the Sun reporter had put a "bug" on his phone.

United's 3-1 defeat at the London Stadium on Saturday was their third in just seven league games and has left them nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City, as speculation mounts over the future of manager Jose Mourinho.

Manager Jose Mourinho said some of his players "care more than others" in his pre-match news conference when asked about the winless run. Until somebody who was a big professional player says he was a dishonest player, I will always believe the players.

Interim head coach Dave Sarachan - USMNT general manager Earnie Stewart said last month that he intends to hire Bruce Arena's permanent replacement by the end of the year - has chosen 24 players, 15 of which are 23 years and under, to take on Colombia (Oct. 11, in Tampa, Fla.) and Peru (Oct. 16, in East Hartford, Conn.). But what you see is not really inside.

"Hello, hello", he said theatrically, as he walked into the room, smiling as he surveyed his audience, attempting to play down any sense of crisis.

"There were big players in the past and I ask these people with great reputations if at any time in their careers they went to a game not to give the maximum, not to help the club, not to make the fans happy and not to try his best".

But hopes this might spark a major recovery by the visitors were soon dashed when Marko Arnautović, who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan, restored the Hammers' two-goal lead three minutes later.

Nemanja Matic spoke alongside Mourinho at the news conference and admitted United need to improve quickly during a hard period for the club.

As for Mourinho, Arnautović added: "I have nothing to say".

Luke Shaw stepping up with Roy Keane (circa 2005) comments.

"Luke Shaw for example said something I agree (with), but don't agree totally (with) because I am part of it and other persons are part of it: "We players on the pitch we have to perform, we have to give more". I have a role to play, everyone has a role to play.

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