Mourinho blasts national teams' handling of United players' injuries

Everton manager Marco Silva backed Jose Mourinho, saying the Manchester United boss would be having no doubts about his ability.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been criticized by both fans and pundits for his dip in form with his poor delivery on goals in the Old Trafford this season.

It is unclear whether a personal hearing has been requested at the commission, that will be set in due course.

The same thing happened before United's last home group game against Valencia, but this time kickoff did not need to be delayed.

The Belgium global frontman has seen his form scrutinised over recent weeks, with a goalless run having been stretched to eight games.

Rooted to the bottom of the table with just two points from their opening nine games, time is running out for Benitez, even if the Newcastle support remains largely behind the Spaniard with their ire aimed at frugal owner Mike Ashley.

Yet again, reports have surfaced claiming Alexis Sanchez's days at Manchester United are numbered. "If United don't sell him in the summer, Juventus will wait until the end of his contract", the source said. You lose against Juventus and they have 70% possession of the ball at Old Trafford.

And Mourinho was clear that Italy defenders Chiellini and Bonucci made the difference against United, who have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

Ryan Giggs and Zinedine Zidane are the favourites to replace him at the club, whereas, Jose Mourinho is linked with the move to his former club Real Madrid. "You can lose games but you take risks".

Ahead of Everton's visit in the league on Sunday, Mourinho lamented that his staff had been left in the dark about the fitness of key members of his squad.

"I think as coach, I understand. When that starts clicking I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here".

There was no such backing for Mourinho and Co from chief Ed Woodward or the rest of the United board.

  • Steve Townsend