Former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard has weighed in on the Jose Mourinho situation at Old Trafford citing the Portuguese’ lack of “love” for his players as one of the main early season problems.
Speaking to Bleacher Report football, the former USA International outlined how he feels that Mourinho’s tough style of man management does not work with the “superstar” players that Manchester United have.
“Jose Mourinho lasts right around three years because he doesn’t love his players,” begins Howard.
“He doesn’t want to have this lovable relationship with his players, he rides them day in and day out and he calls them out in the media, that can only last so long with a bunch of multi-millionaire world superstars.
“They’ll buy into it for a year or two but after that, all bets are off and he rides them day in and day out and that’s why by the time three or four years come it’s the same old song and dance and he doesn’t get a response from his team.”
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 22, 2018
Mourinho came under fire over the pre-season following a number of press conferences where he threw members of his squad under the bus as well as Manchester United’s inability to bring in the players that the Portuguese clearly felt his side needed.
After a strong opening day victory against Leicester, the fire halted but it was only temporarily as his side were firmly beaten by Brighton last weekend.