Man Utd v Valencia: Jose Mourinho confirms 4 players out through injury

Man Utd v Valencia: Jose Mourinho confirms 4 players out through injury

Man Utd v Valencia: Jose Mourinho confirms 4 players out through injury

The divide between Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United players has reportedly widened following the Red Devils' disappointing loss to West Ham United on Saturday.

With Manchester City completing a routine 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion to go top of the table ahead of the evening kickoff between Chelsea and Liverpool, the focus remained on United after their elimination from the League Cup by Derby County and Mourinho's decision to strip Paul Pogba of the vice-captaincy.

Having been beaten so comprehensively at West Ham at the weekend, you would have expected Mourinho to be grumpy and terse, but he was wearing a different mask on this occasion.

Mourinho would not name names, though when asked whether his players care enough about playing for him and for United his response was: "I think some care more than others".

That the Chilean was deemed not good enough to make Jose Mourinho's 18-man squad for such a shambolic display at the London Stadium speaks volumes for Sanchez's slide since joining United in January.

They are 14th in La Liga with just one win in their opening seven games but have only lost once.

Left-back Shaw apologised to supporters for United's "awful" performance and said the players need to take a hard look at themselves while midfielder Juan Mata said he understood fans' frustrations. Of course, we spoke between us and we know the situation is not good and that we can do better.

And Shaw thinks that simply shouldn't be happening.

"Of course when you play for Man United everyone expects that you win games. You look at our team and we had a very strong team".

He has two games - the first Tuesday's Champions League visit of Valencia, and the game against Newcastle United on Saturday - to convince Ed Woodward to keep him on. "The manager isn't on the pitch is he?" he said to reporters.

Shaw also admitted that United received a furious team talk from Mourinho at half time, which failed to turn the course of the game.

Mourinho is entering the realm of madness, where nearly everything he says - marked up against the results on the pitch - seems ludicrous. "You can be laughing and be the saddest person in the world and you can have a sad face and inside you are very happy". "The performance on the pitch is a outcome of many factors and we all have to improve".

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