Mourinho is losing the dressing room as Man Utd hammered and humiliated

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The beleaguered Special One has endured a horror week at Old Trafford, struggling to a one-all draw with newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, a Carabao Cup exit on penalties at home to Championship side Derby County and then a dispiriting 3-1 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime.

United have just 10 points after seven Premier League games -that meagre haul plus their negative goal difference means this is their poorest start since 1989-90, when they had picked up seven points at this stage of the season.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said the club face some "big decisions" over the manager's future after the listless display in the capital.

West Ham United beat Manchester United 3-1 in the early game at the London Stadium Saturday. But the current malaise which Mourinho has helped to engineer seems far more concerning than even that which faced Ferguson.

But it seems there are a young generation of players who have particular quality, winning global titles at youth levels.

Ferdinand, victor of six Premier League titles and the Champions League with the club between 2002 and 2014, agreed but also questioned the players' attitude. United were trailing inside the first five minutes of the match and never looked like fighting back, especially with a three-man defence.

Moreover, he is locked in a battle with his star player, Paul Pogba, having been snapped arguing with the French midfielder at training on Thursday morning. That's not right. That's not how a successful football club works.

"I didn't see them make two or three passes in succession".

"In the past we've seen managers relieved of their duties, that's what would normally happen", said the six-time Premier League victor.

United got a goal back from Marcus Rashford to make it 2-1, but Marko Arnautovic finished off the Red Devils just minutes later with a finish in the box.

And Ferdinand has advised Mourinho to limit his players' use of social media around big games because it's bringing about too many issues.

"An own goal when we know that [Andriy] Yarmolenko is very left footed".

"When you come here and you feel the team, not shaking, but with a lack of confidence, it's important to have a positive start", he told BBC Sport.



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