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Jamie Carragher Pinpoints One Worrying Aspect Of United's Defeat To West Ham

Jamie Carragher Pinpoints One Worrying Aspect Of United's Defeat To West Ham

With pressure growing on Jose Mourinho at Man United following his side's 3-1 defeat to West Ham at the weekend, it was put to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher to explain what is going wrong at the club during tonight's Monday Night Football programme.

The pundit revealed his concerns as to whether the Portugese's confrontational management style is conducive to the modern game, stating that he believes Mourinho has lost the dressing room.

Carragher pointed to the amount of sprints ran by Man United players during the loss to the Hammers, they were 20th in the table with 58 sprints, 19 off the next lowest number which was attained by Wolves. This was especially worrying for Carragher as the former Liverpool defender reasoned that you usually run more when you are losing.

Carragher then regaled viewers with a conversation he had had with Mourinho at a Soccer Aid charity game, which gives some insight into his current struggles at Old Trafford:

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I had a conversation with Jose Mourinho after he left Chelsea he was manager of the Soccer Aid charity game and I'm not betraying his confidence, there was four or five people there, and the big thing he said he learned from Chelsea was that you couldn't single out a player in front of the other players, but it's look like he's gone back to that at United. He's stripped Pogba of the captaincy, which I agree with but it sounds like it was in front of the players, and the players don't want that now. And that's why he's lost the dressing room, and it's not the first time.

United take on Valencia in Old Tr tomorrow in the Champions League, and Mourinho will be desperate to get a result as his status as United manager continues to be called into question.

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