Manchester United sit 10th in the Premier League table, and are far behind the rest of their top rivals including Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.
On Tuesday night, they settled for a goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League, days after they lost to West Ham 3 – 1, and got knocked out by Championship club Derby in the Carabao Cup.
Man.United has been poor this season with only one victory in five games, they’ll welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Saturday, and if they eventually lose to the upcoming game coach, Jose Mourinho may get into a serious trouble.
United legend Paul Ince believes Mourinho could be sacked if his team are defeated by Newcastle.
“If they lose on Saturday evening, particularly if it’s a bad loss, there will be a decision made on Jose Mourinho’s future very quickly,” Ince told Paddy Power.
“If they don’t get a result against Newcastle this weekend, Jose Mourinho is in real danger.
“He won’t walk, because that’s not in his character. I hate the thought of Jose being sacked.
“But, If you’re not picking up results and there’s this black cloud hanging around Old Trafford, your time as manager is running out.
The signs are not looking good for him. The fact is, United are no better off than they were before Mourinho.
“In the past, you’d say United aren’t the kind of club to just sack a manager.
“But it seems that is what they’re like now.”
Ince also claimed that some players are trying to get Mourinho sacked by not playing for him.
“It baffles me that Manchester United players are choosing when they want to put effort into playing for their club,” he added.
“Every player in the shirt should be putting in effort and showing desire, even if you don’t get the result.
“There’s no excuse for not putting in effort. These are professional footballers, on astronomical wages, playing for one of the biggest clubs ever.
“It doesn’t sit right with me that it looks like they can’t be bothered.
Yes, there might be a couple of players who are trying – but you need the whole team to be contributing. It looks to me as though they’re not interested in playing for Jose Mourinho anymore.
“When I played for the club, I saw it as an honour and although I didn’t always play well, no one could ever accuse me of not putting the work in.
“What I find disappointing is those players are happy for Mourinho to take the blame.
They should be admitting the fact that they are responsible for the way they’re playing. They’re throwing him under the bus, despite putting in poor performances every week. And they’re getting away with it.
“Some players want Man United to get beat, just so that there’s pressure on Mourinho to be sacked. The amount of times that you see a new manager go to a club and suddenly, the whole team are up for it.
“You have to question the attitude of the players.”