Arsenal legend David Seaman has urged Manchester United to not let player power prevail by sacking under pressure manager Jose Mourinho
As reported by Tribal Football, David Seaman has advocated for Jose Mourinho amid mounting pressure on him to perform or perish. The Arsenal legend has urged Manchester United to not cave in to player power, and give their backing to the incumbent manager.
For much of their campaign thus far, Manchester United have been engulfed in a power struggle of sorts between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, with the two not exactly seeing eye to eye. The campaign started with Pogba mincing his words while alluding towards the breakdown of his relationship with the manager.
Several reports have even suggested that Mourinho stripped the Frenchman of the vice captaincy due to his comments off the field, while a recent training ground bust-up – that was later chalked off as a misunderstanding – is the tip of the iceberg. And, of late, the unsettled nature of the Manchester United dressing room has been evident in the performances as well.
This week, Manchester United played their fourth successive winless result, and the pressure is growing on Mourinho to get things back on track or face the axe. But, Arsenal legend David Seaman is of the opinion that the Red Devils should stick by the manager and not cave in to player power.
“When you get Rio and Scholesy have a right go on TV, it’s not good,” the Arsenal legend opined before adding, “Something’s got to give and I hope it’s not Mourinho. I know a lot of fans won’t like that but if Mourinho gets the boot, then player power has won and I’m not a big fan of that.”
“The way they’re playing is demoralising. When you look at the team-sheet, it’s class and it should be doing better. The players should be doing better.”
Something indeed has to give in the rut that Manchester United are going through, as the Arsenal legend has opined. It will either end with Mourinho being sacked or Pogba departing from Old Trafford, as widespread speculation suggests.
For now, things are going from bad to worse for Manchester United, and Mourinho will be hoping to turn the tide by returning to winning ways against Newcastle United this weekend. As far as the power struggle is concerned, it remains to be seen how it eventually ends, and if somehow, both the player and the manager end up remaining at the club.