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Jose Mourinho under pressure at Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho is under pressure, and has started slagging everyone off.

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Manchester United v Everton - Premier League
GO AWAY, LUKE
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By some measures, Manchester United have their worst home record for more than 40 years, when they were relegated in 1974. There are some seriously complicated reasons for this, but let me explain: our defence is rubbish, our midfield isn't very good, and the attack has failed to live up to his potential. It's time to rip it up and start again (or buy four good players in the summer).

Jose Mourinho has taken a thinly veiled dig at Luke Shaw by praising Marcus Rashford for everything that Shaw isn't. That's all Mourinho wants from his players, really, hard work and obedience. It shouldn't be too much to ask, but that's why so few managers rate Shaw.

Mourinho also had a pop at United's strikers for failing yet again. It's encouraging that he is not standing for their nonsense anymore, and we should be confident that things will be largely resolved with some transfer action.

More criticism! More Luke Shaw! More Jose Mourinho! Shaw didn't play with his brain, but with Mourinho's. It's a bit of a weird thing to say, but it makes the point that everyone, including Shaw should be aware of: do what he tells you and he will respect you.

According to the Daily Mail, Mourinho is under growing pressure following the draw against Everton. Shall we just calm down? Three years of poor management, and close to a decade of underinvestment - let's not pretend that anyone could fix this in less than a couple of seasons, and unless you think there's a better manager worth bringing in and starting the process again for, pipe down, buster.