Top 3 players Jose Mourinho has fallen out with this season
Throughout his managerial career, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has not been the type of person to inspire belief and excellence in man-management skills. He has always taken the ruthless approach of tough love and criticism in order to get the best out of his players.
It is the same type of catastrophic tactics which ensured good players such as Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne never blossomed under him. These two are world class players that never stood a chance under 'The Special One'. Wherever he goes, Mourinho seems to pick fights, and gets into squabbles with some of his players.
At Manchester United, it has been more of the same script. Last season, it was Luke Shaw who was constantly 'paraded' before the media because of underperforming. This season, he has taken a swing at some of his biggest star names. This has contributed to the on-field problems United are facing right now.
#3 Eric Bailly
The Ivorian centre back had a promising straight to his career at United, as he consistently delivered man of the match performances. Part of United's key issues this season has been defence. Why does Mourinho stick to the same combination of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof despite the poor results?
It is quite simple really, Bailly made a comment about United's tactics that did not go down well with the manager. As a result, he has been frozen out of the starting 11. Phil Jones has proven to be the worst of United's central defenders, but he got the nod to start against Young Boys over Bailly.
Also, Mourinho has twice chosen to deploy Scott McTominay, a natural central midfielder, at centre back even though Bailly was available to him.