Alan Shearer on Jose Mourinho’s mojo and if Man Utd are in crisis
Shearer has his say on Mourinho’s Man Utd ‘crisis’
Having navigated the managerial seas himself, who better than Coral ambassador and leading pundit Alan Shearer to give us his thoughts on whether Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are in the midst of a crisis?
In this latest edition of Shearer Says, the Newcastle United and England legend talks all things Old Trafford. Are the Red Devils out of the Premier League title race and even top four?
See what Shearer has to say in the exclusive video interview below, and read on to see what the Premier League hero thinks of ‘the Special One’…
“It’s not a crisis yet”
“It’s not a crisis yet, but Jose’s got to get his mojo back,” Shearer told Coral exclusively when asked about Man Utd’s slump.
“In his first time at Chelsea, yes he was ‘the Special One’, he was happy.
“And all we ever heard players say was what a great team spirit they had, what a great man manager he was. Well, that was lost at Chelsea last season and at the moment it is missing at Manchester United,” added the former England captain.
Shearer continued: “From what it looks from the outside, I see Jose and he’s angry, there’s no smile on his face and I understand that because it is very difficult to do that when you’re not winning games.”
“He hasn’t found the key to a lot of his players”
Next, when quizzed on Red Devils, and world, record signing Paul Pogba and whether Mourinho is getting the best from the Frenchman, Shearer stated: “He [Mourinho] hasn’t found the key to a lot of his players yet.”
“Not only Pogba but yes, we have to speak about him because of the money that he cost but [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, certainly [wayne] Rooney, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic had a fantastic start, hasn’t scored now for such a long time.”
“They’ve gotta get a result and they’ve gotta get one quick,” finished the all-time Premier League top scorer.
“It is worrying times”
As for whether Man Utd are out of the Premier League title race already, Shearer had this to say: “Because of the number of teams that are above them, because of the size of the clubs that are above them then yeah it is worrying times.”
“He hasn’t picked the right team yet or the right players.
While, when considering the Red Devils’ chances of Champions League football next season, Shearer finished with the thought that: “If you win the Europa League you automatically go into the Champions League. That might actually be Manchester United’s best way of getting in there.”