That is according to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.
Manchester United’s unbeaten run in the Premier League was ended in stunning fashion last week as Huddersfield held on to record a famous 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.
That result came after a 0-0 draw against Liverpool in the league and a scrappy 1-0 victory over Benfica in the Champions League.
Manager Jose Mourinho came in for criticism for his game-plan after the match with many calling the approach conservative.
Since joining United in 2016, Mourinho has played 11 away games against the other top six sides and managed to only win two of them, scoring just seven goals.
United host in-form Tottenham in another crunch clash and Carragher believes Mourinho’s approach to games is leading fans to question him.
He told the Telegraph: “There were suggestions last summer that Mourinho would evolve; that his first season was always going to be about bedding in, winning the cup competitions and building the team. This year he would be more proactive at places like Anfield, Stamford Bridge and The Etihad.
“I never believed that. I don’t think he will ever change. The performance at Liverpool proved that.
“At full-time at Anfield I felt the criticism of his approach unjust. It was a decent point, but on one condition. United had to beat Huddersfield. Any draw is only a good result if you win the next game.
“By full-time at Huddersfield one point from six is a poor return.
“The fact Spurs exposed the weakness of Liverpool’s back four made it even worse.
“For the first time, I sensed some United fans were questioning Mourinho’s cautious approach, wishing he had shown more ambition on Merseyside.”
Published at Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:56:26 +0000