Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

4 positives and negatives of sacking Jose Mourinho

4 positives and negatives of sacking Jose Mourinho

His tactics of playing midfielders in central defence, and leaving the attacking threat of Alexis Sanchez on the bench was heavily criticised.

"The big thing he said he learnt from Chelsea was that you couldn't single out a player in a meeting in front of the other players, the players just don't accept this now". This being Mourinho, you could offer half a dozen different interpretations and they may all be right.

"We need to play the ideal match to win", Marcelino continued but added some words of caution about the task ahead. They have a strong aerial game, and are prepared and to fight for everything, both in the Premier League and in the Champions League.

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Antonio Rudiger has warned Chelsea are becoming too reliant on Eden Hazard and has called on his teammates to contribute more goals for the club.

"He (Shaw) says "we players are on the pitch, we have to perform, we have to give more".

"And I have no doubt from his comments today at the press conference (ahead of United's Champions League clash against Valencia) when he said, "some players are trying, some trying harder than others" that he has lost the dressing room, that's not rocket science".

The Manchester United soap opera is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

The 25 year old seemed to start the season well, he was given the captains armband to start the term and scored in the opening two games.

Luiz had been an central figure in Chelsea's title win in Conte's first season as boss, in 2016-17, but scarcely featured after the 3-0 loss at Roma on October 31 past year.

Neville's former team mates Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes also expressed dismay at the current situation after the West Ham game.

The defence, second-best in the Premier League last season, has only one clean sheet.

Mourinho is the most successful manager in Portugal's history and it would surprise absolutely no one if he was to manage the country's national team (7/2) at some point during his managerial career.

United now look far from contenders, but they can take a huge step towards the last 16 by moving six points clear of Valencia in Group H tomorrow.

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