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Jose Mourinho trudges off after another depressing night at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho trudges off after another depressing night at Old Trafford Credit Getty Images

Mourinho and his Manchester United squad were left to travel to Old Trafford without a police escort for Tuesday night's Champions League clash at Old Trafford, causing a slight delay to kick-off. 'Where do they go?

"The problem of late has been forward planning".

Mourinho has been priced odds-on to be the first Premier League manager to leave his job this season.

Zinedine Zidane is available after resigning as Real Madrid coach during the summer, but the likes of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri would prove nearly impossible to prise from their jobs in mid-season.

Giggs's assessment appeared to point a finger of blame at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and cast doubt over Zinedine Zidane's suitability to take charge.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has called some of the club's current players "cry babies", saying they should put aside any differences with under-fire manager Jose Mourinho and improve their own performances.

'When you lose three games you are under pressure as a manager, ' Giggs added.

Attack: Jesse Lingard remains a doubt with a groin injury so Marcus Rashford could keep his place on the right side of the attack as he was one of the few United players who had a decent game in midweek.

"We talk about footballers and managers, not every player is going to get along with their manager and the manager is not going to like every player", said the Ireland assistant manager.

They host Newcastle United at Old Trafford this weekend in their EPL encounter and they will hope to return to winning ways after this meeting. But he denied suggestions their presence heightened the scrutiny on Mourinho.

Mourinho's position is coming under increasing scrutiny following a four-match winless run in all competitions and a seemingly hard relationship with star midfielder Paul Pogba. "I think we wanted to show that we are together".

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