West Ham dominates Manchester United

West Ham dominates Manchester United

West Ham dominates Manchester United

Nemanja Matic of Manchester United challenges West Ham's Mark Noble during the clubs' Premier League match at London Stadium on Saturday.

One fundamental reason for his inclusion was his exceptional record against West Ham, with a previous tally of 6 goals and 5 assists in 5 games.

And now The Mirror claim Pogba - who was also stripped of his "second captain" status - has told teammates he no longer wishes to play for Mourinho if he allows their conflict to escalate any further.

By December, we could get a clear picture as to where United stand and what happens regarding their decision on Jose.

Things rarely picked up after that setback as Victor Lindelof deflected in Andriy Yarmolenko's shot to double the advantage for Manuel Pellegrini's team two minutes before half-time.

Pogba was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining, and United two goals down, and made minimal eye contract with Mourinho as he made his way to the bench. A gap the size of a truck appeared in the away side's defence and, given Marko Arnautovic is rather smaller than your average 18-wheeler, he had time and space to pick his spot.

There had been much speculation that Mourinho had finally lost patience after Pogba's comments to the media following last week's tepid league draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, in which the midfielder suggested United needed to "attack, attack, attack".

It remains to be seen how true the rumours are of United's interest in having Zidane replace Mourinho but there are few candidates more qualified than the French legend and it's hard to pretend that Mourinho's job isn't in jeopardy at this point in time. Conversations with players I have many, many times.

"I look forward to that match on Tuesday and I hope the majority of the players have this same kind of mentality, and that they are looking forward to Tuesday". Coaching is about that, but you make a story about it.

The United boss said: "Scott McTominay is a kid with a special character, very humble, aggressive in a positive way, brave, he's a special kid". And tomorrow he plays.

If he joins the club, it would hamper the development of players like Arthur and Denis Suárez, while Rafinha, who is a valuable asset, would be effectively pushed out of the squad. But picking McTominay, with Eric Bailly on the bench and Phil Jones out but apparently not injured, felt like just another confused team selection by a floundering manager.

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