Manchester United are struggling so much this season because not all of the players are buying into Jose Mourinho’s way of playing.
That’s the view of three-time Premier League winner Robert Huth, who reckons there are too many disruptive voices in the United dressing room.
Huth, who won two of his top-flight medals while playing for Mourinho at Chelsea, says the 55-year-old had the full support of his players at each of his previous clubs and that the reason he is finding it so difficult at United is because the players don’t trust his methods.
“What Mourinho had at Chelsea and at his other previous clubs was that the players bought 100 per cent into what he was trying to do,” Huth told Sky Sports.
“There was no ‘I don’t like what we’re doing’. Even if some players didn’t like what the plan was they bought into it and did the job 100 per cent.
“At the moment at United, there are too many voices saying ‘we should be doing this, we should be doing that or I should be playing in this position’.
“That’s when you get a performance like the one at West Ham, it just looked disjointed.”
Huth went on to say Mourinho’s relationship with United’s players isn’t anywhere near as strong as it was with the players he’s managed at his previous clubs.
“He seems to have lost a bit of the swagger, the ‘I don’t care attitude’ he used to have and the connection with the players,” Huth added.
“If you look back years ago at Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea he used to have an instant connection, a spark with the players.
“They would do everything for him but at the moment it’s not quite there.”