Man Utd have sent a strict email to their club ambassadors about Jose Mourinho

  • Kobe Tong

The atmosphere around Old Trafford won’t win awards for positivity right now.

Pre-season had created tensions at the club with a distinct failure to capture major transfer targets, numerous players recovering from the World Cup and inspiring results being few and far between.

Manchester United started the season with some promise, though, raising two fingers to the doubters with a plucky victory over Leicester City on the opening day.

However, that wasn’t to last with the Red Devils succumbing to a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion before Tottenham put them to the sword in front of the United faithful.

It leaves the club with one win and two defeats after the opening three games, a poor return considering the starts made by Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Negative atmosphere at Man Utd

The majority of this negativity has revolved around Jose Mourinho who is entering his third season in the job and should now be expected to challenge for the Premier League title.

That’s all well and good but certain bookmakers believe he’ll be the next manager to be sacked in England and the Daily Mail reports that players don’t reckon the Portuguese will outlast September.

It’s pretty major stuff and all these angry public comments will do little to throw water on the the flames at the ‘Theatre of Dreams.’

Man Utd legends sent club email

Now it’s emerging that the club are taking an increasingly strong role in the entire situation and are keen to steady the ship.

That comes to the extent that United have been in contract with a number of their ambassadors which includes: Ji-sung Park, Dwight Yorke, Bryan Robson, Denis Irwin and Andy Cole.

According to the Daily Mail, these ambassadors have been specifically told ‘to be careful’ whenever they’re discussing Mourinho and are under strict orders ‘not to attack him’ in interviews.

The club felt the need to send a reminder given the current situation and Yorke’s criticism at the end of last season during an appearance on Dubai radio. 

Yorke argued that Mourinho’s style of football did not fit the ethos of United and – given his role at the club – the comments are believed to have personally ‘irritated’ the club manager.

Now, however, these players have been directly warned against publicly criticising Mourinho.

It would probably be for the best if they followed those orders given the comments he has been receiving anyway and his popularity at Old Trafford is certainly plummeting.

The situation isn’t exactly positive when the club is having to warn its own employees about sinking their teeth into the figurehead of United.

There seems only one remedy to the situation and that’s victories.

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