Jose Mourinho has reportedly blamed his predecessor Louis van Gaal for the early difficulties he is facing in charge of Manchester United.
Several reports in England are claiming that the United boss has told friends he is having a hard time dealing with the fallout of Van Gaal’s time in charge of the club.
According to the Mirror, ‘Mourinho is wrestling with his first crisis at Old Trafford after losing three games in eight days and it is understood he reckons he is still dealing with the fall-out from predecessor Van Gaal’s reign six games into his debut season.’
The report further claims that ‘Mourinho has told friends he feels the players are still hindered by the rigid style of play under his old Barcelona mentor Van Gaal, three months after he began working with them.’
It remains unclear what the mood is at Old Trafford, after they lost their third game in eight days in the 3-1 defeat to Watford in the Premier League last week.
The Red Devils had earlier lost to City in the Manchester derby and to Feyenoord in the Europa League, and there are already talks of a crisis in the dressing room following Mourinho’s criticism of young defender Luke Shaw after the defeat at Vicarage Road on Sunday.