Manchester United lose 1-3 to West Ham to deepen Mourinho woes

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GETTY Man Utd star Paul Pogba has broken his silence since his spat with Mourinho

Asked if it was a good idea to confront Pogba in front of the cameras, Mourinho said: "I don't care about the cameras".

From the moment that the news came out that Jose Mourinho had stripped Paul Pogba of the second captaincy at Manchester United earlier this week the Manchester United boss' press conference this week was only going to be about one thing.

Mourinho threw on Rashford shortly before the hour-mark and went close to pulling a goal back when Marouane Fellaini, operating in forward role, powered a header downward only to see Lukasz Fabianski pull off a fine stop.

Pogba left the pitch to ironic cheers from West Ham's supporters, while the midfielder made little eye contact with Mourinho as he made his way to United's bench.

It is their third loss in seven league games and follows a home Carabao Cup exit to Championship side Derby. Against opponents finding their feet in attack - West Ham are now unbeaten in four across all competitions - but vulnerable defensively, Mourinho sent out a side lacking ambition and operating in a fog of tactical confusion. There will be conversations at the top level, about the future of the manager and the squad, because the basics are not being done.

Manchester United have been "bang average" for years, says Michael Owen, with Jose Mourinho accused of being a coach who "doesn't improve anybody".

And a concerned Ferdinand insisted: "There are some big decisions to be made at United now".

He said: "The third goal killed the team mentally, but he [Scott McTominay] was the best, he had a fantastic attitude, he was aggressive, fearless and courageous".

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However, Klopp is a perfectionist and it's this type of preparation that's helped his side do so well so far. It's over 13 years since Chelsea and Liverpool met in the 2005 League Cup final.

Mourinho's wish to sell Martial - who has been the subject of much public criticism from the manager - was vetoed by the club, a move that has empowered the player.

"I wonder if the quality is there", said Scholes.

"He's a player like the others".

"As a footballer your DNA is about hard work and effort". If I am happy with his work he plays, if I am not he doesn't play.

He declined to reveal what was said between him and Pogba but characterised their relationship as a normal manager-player one.

"This time, it was not a linesman mistake, it was a referee mistake".

"When you are winning and you are full of confidence that is the best victory you can have. In the next match on Tuesday [against Valencia in the Champions League] the players have to be courageous and strong and try to have a better start than today".

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