Former Manchester United star Lee Sharpe expects José Mourinho to be released at Christmas. Adam Bate caught up with him to find out why he was so unimpressed with the manager – on and off the pitch.
When asked what he expects this season at Manchester United, Lee Sharpe is usually straightforward. "I expect the manager to be released before Christmas," he tells Sky Sports . "If he continues with this stupidity and that groan, then people will turn around and say that this attitude will not get us to the top, so we have to change it."
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"It is just old seems the same age. As much as the press and fans in Jose Mourinho's case were concerned about the negativity over the past few seasons, and he's moaning about players he has and does not have, he just seems to ignore everyone and keep going as usual. He looks full and is reflected in the performance of his team. He plays negative things.
"As a player, you have a break to the preseason You're excited and you're eager, you're like a schoolboy again, then you come back and have a lot of negativity and abomination around the place is not great, it's just not good way to start the season .It looks like it might be a long shot.
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"I just think how he does his business 'I do not think he gets the best from the players. This team has some incredible offensive players, but I do not think they are in the right position. I do not think they play fast enough and I do not think they will move the ball enough. They give teams the chance to come back and organize.
"He has so many choices, it's a shame he wants to play the way he wants to play, he did not play against last year." The city of Manchester is unpredictable, and if it does not work, you have to get out of your mistakes He has to change, but he seems too stubborn to change his approach. "
Sharpe knows what it's like to play in a free-flowing Manchester United team. He was part of the famous team that has doubled both in 1994 and 1996 in the Premier League and FA Cup. But not only on the pitch he sees decisive differences between this and this one. Off the field, he was unimpressed by Mourinho's mana management skills.
"One of the things you respected about Sir Alex Ferguson is that he kept things in the house," he says. "It was done in his office and in the locker room, and there was never anything in the press about the problems he had with the players, I think Mourinho could take a leaf from his book and use that, nobody digs out his players . " public. He hangs her up to dry.
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"I think it's psychologically proven that it does not work for anyone It's an old-school football mentality and I think psychologically we'll find it just does not work Do not send a pilot into the air and tell him that he is a nonsense at his job and that if he does something wrong, he will get into trouble because he has put many lives at risk.
"Likewise, you tell no one in the business or in whatever trade that they are nonsense. It's about making them happy and making them comfortable. You need to be aware that you can make mistakes, learn from them, and improve yourself. Be honest with people, but I do not think you need to knock and drop people. "
Mourinho refused to criticize his players after a 2-3 defeat to Brighton on Sunday but it could be a case of too little too late.The manager's relationship with Paul Pogba is under special scrutiny and Sharpe believes that Mourinho is his captain After all, Ferguson took special players into account at United, did not he? "" Sir Alex took a player into account, "laughs Sharpe were treated quite brutally, but Eric Cantona was certainly selected for a special treatment. But it's up to the manager to motivate and get the most out of his players, and Mourinho does not.
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"For example, I always lacked confidence in my abilities, so it was not very constructive with me, when I freaked out and told myself that I was a nonsense, I understand that sometimes you need people to be brutally honest, but once you have one, you need a team and people around you, the
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"Today you have to understand that no two people are the same and you do not have two people can treat the same. They are horses for courses and you treat people accordingly. "Paul Pogba is a special talent, a special individual and a special character, it could be different how you treat other people, but you have to do what you need to do to get the best from him."  everybody wants to see Paul Pogba, who is ripping everyone up for France. That's not enough for United. I do not know why that is. Is it Mourinho? Does he restrain him too much? Does he put too much pressure on him? I'm not sure, but it needs to be sorted out for United to have a chance this season.