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Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Manchester United right now..

Manchester United fans feel supporter has it 'spot on' with summary of Jose Mourinho's position

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It was just a single point for Manchester United away to Southampton on Saturday - two less than they planned on.

That's still one more than they looked like getting after 20 minutes, having conceded twice to one of the worst attacks in the league.

Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares put the Saints in front but United didn't mount yet another comeback.

Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera notched goals before halftime to level things up, although United would have to settle for that.

The result means Jose Mourinho's side are left in seventh place, level on points with sixth-place Everton before the Toffees head to Anfield on Sunday.

If both Arsenal and Chelsea win this weekend then United will be eight points off 5th - although it's the fact they're already 16 behind Manchester City that's truly embarrassing.

The pressure on Mourinho is massive and understandable considering this is a side that has invested heavily over the last few years but looks no closer to winning a first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson's final season.

So why is Mourinho still around when he's long been such a divisive figure at Old Trafford?

Mourinho could only see his side draw at St Mary's.

Well, fans feel one supporter has got it spot on with his analysis.

"At a football club Mourinho would be gone," the fan wrote on Twitter. "At a business, he stays until it’s cheapest to sack him. So he stays."

It has long been a point of dissatisfaction for fans that United have been run more as a business than a football club since the Glazer family took over, and perhaps Mourinho still being there is a side effect of that.

Other United fans certainly seem to think so, as you can see below:

At what point do the decision makers at Old Trafford feel change is necessary, though?

Well, if things keep up, we'll find out exactly where their limit lies before too long.

Topics:
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Jose Mourinho
Ander Herrera
Premier League
Romelu Lukaku
Southampton

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