Mourinho finds a vocal backer from his United dressing room

Jose Mourinho will axe eight Manchester United players with Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick, Memphis Depay and Ashley Young all surplus to requirements. Another superb strike, this time from a Jeremain Lens free-kick just before the hour, doubled the Turkish side's lead before Wayne Rooney pulled one back with a long-range drive late on.

Manchester United's attacking problems continued as they lost to Fenerbahce 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, leaving them at risk of a group-stage exit. "They were playing the Champions League final, we were playing a summer friendly", the Portuguese told BT Sport.

United consequently turned to Louis van Gaal, only to fire the Dutchman as well after two underwhelming seasons.

"They are then where they want to be, they are in front, they can control the game, they can defend with a lot of bodies, wait for counter-attacks, simulate a few fouls, put some pressure on the referee, stop the game, win time and provoke some conflicts". It is always going to be a tough job, because you are following probably the finest manager in our time.

Fans picked up on the fact that the club appeared to be scrabbling around for goals to fill the quota, with two coming from the youth team and two from the same Europa League match making the cut. We are not scoring goals, that's the reality, but we produced, we created. After their second goal we reacted and could have got a different result, but I didn't feel we deserved more as over the 90 minutes we didn't play well enough.

After taking the job he said: "I had a chat with Jose and I appreciate the advice he gave me". Inter are bottom, six points behind Sparta, with their only points coming from the home win against Southampton.

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