Zidane's surprising phone call to Man United coach Mourinho

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The contrast with Manchester City could not be more marked, with Pep Guardiola's high rollers brushing aside the limited challenge of Brighton with goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero, who linked superbly with the Englishman to net his seventh goal in all competitions this season.

Mourinho was under pressure after United had a drawn with Wolves before losing to Derby County in the third round of the Caraboa Cup.

Manchester United have already lost to West Ham, Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this season.

The following day Pogba was involved in a terse exchange with Mourinho on the training pitch, further evidence that the relationship between the pair is at breaking point. Pogba told reporters wanting his take on the collapse at the Olympic Stadium.

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"If you want the truth", Shaw said.

"I just think they have actually become a very, very average team with a very negative manager".

"It's always hard when you lose games and especially when you play for a big club that wants to win trophies. You look at our team and we had a very strong team".

Mourinho had dropped Alexis Sánchez and Jesse Lingard from the squad and picked Scott McTominay on the right of a back three.

Meanwhile, West Ham's victory saw them continue to climb the table after starting the season with four straight league defeats under new coach Manuel Pellegrini. In self-preservation mode, Mourinho didn't see it that way.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has come to terms with the fact that his employers are getting ready to sack him after getting a call from Zinedine Zidane. Mourinho said. "Not all of them".

The Red Devils resume their Champions League campaign on Tuesday against Valencia.

"It isn't really a time for posts", Mata wrote on his website, explaining the lack of detailed weekly blog on Monday. "I'm not asking who you speak to". When you don't win a few games in a row there is attention on you. Now the Brazil global has an admirer again at Stamford Bridge since Maurizio Sarri replaced Conte in the off-season, helping the London club start the league by going seven games unbeaten.

"Did I talk to Ed Woodward?" I like very much direct people.

"I don't believe any player goes to the pitch and doesn't give his best". Then I appreciate his qualities as a man.

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"If you look back years ago at Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea he used to have an instant connection, a spark with the players".