Michael Owen raises an excellent point about Jose Mourinho's signings at Man Utd


West Ham United comfortably beat Manchester United 3-1 on Saturday lunchtime.

Jose Mourinho's side, who now trail Manchester City by nine points, were outplayed and outfought at the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to a deft Felipe Anderson finish and a Victor Lindelof own goal.

Marcus Rashford came off the bench and pulled one back for Man United before Marko Arnautovic secured all three points for West Ham.

There are huge question marks surrounding Mourinho's future at Old Trafford.

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer thinks the enigmatic Portuguese coach is soon to be sacked.

“I think Mourinho will lose his job," said Shearer after Saturday's 3-1 defeat.

"I can’t see him turning it around. They were hopeless from start to finish. Too slow, lethargic and very weak.”

Former Man United striker Michael Owen shared his damning opinion on Mourinho, highlighting the failure of his big-name signings.

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Owen said on BT Sport: “What’s the difference between Manchester United at the moment and what they’ve been for the last three or four years? They have been bang average.

“The only thing is, Mourinho has bought more and more players.

“He’s bought the best player in the Premier League for the last three or four years in [Alexis] Sanchez. Forget whether he played today or not, he’s been bang average for so many games now for Manchester United.

“Look at [Paul] Pogba, he’s winning World Cups and the best player for Juventus, now he’s very average for Manchester United.

“Every player that Jose Mourinho has, any attacking player, plays equally as well or worse. He doesn’t improve anybody from an attacking point of view.

“Defenders, yeah, because he’s a defensive manager, but the team is going nowhere at the moment and it hasn’t for four or five years.”

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Owen's bang on.

Few can argue that Mourinho's trio of marquee attacking signings - Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku - have progressed under his tutelage.

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