Paul Scholes: Jose Mourinho must start the season well

Paul Scholes: Jose Mourinho must start the season well

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has warned Jose Mourinho that he must start the season well or potentially risk losing his job.

The Portuguese manager is under immense pressure to deliver the Premier League title in his third season at the club despite only one major signing coming in so far.

Fred has been the only main addition to United’s starting XI while the likes of Lee Grant and Diogo Dalot only add cover.

It’s only a small change to the squad that finished an embarrassing 19 points behind fierce rivals and champions Manchester City, who themselves added Riyad Mahrez to their bolstering team.

Mourinho had previously warned that a lack of signings could see them fall further behind but Scholes believes if there’s an improvement in style of play then it can improve the fans’ mood.

According to Sky Sports, Paul said: “Do I think he will leave? I’ve absolutely no idea. He needs to get off to a good start this season, there’s no doubt about that.

“I think a lot will depend on how his team plays, you know. If his team don’t do well, if they’re not playing well, if they’re not entertaining people, they’re not challenging for the league, then he possibly could go.

“But he’s got great experience, he’s been at top clubs, he’s been in difficult positions before, he’s in a difficult position now I think, but he needs to try to find a way to get out of it.”

Though supporters won’t be pleased with anything less than a title win, they may be more accepting of the situation should their team be playing attractive football.

A lot of the criticism thrown in the direction of Jose is how he sets his teams up and it’s no different with the Red Devils.

The Old Trafford hierarchy knew what they would be getting in signing the former Real Madrid manager and weren’t expecting scintillating football but trophies were supposed to make up for it.

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