Man Utd news: Sir Alex Ferguson gives verdict on current problems and Paul Pogba


The legendary manager stepped down in 2013 after winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies at Old Trafford.

But the Scot has since seen United struggle to replicate their success under his leadership.

David Moyes and Louis van Gaal failed in charge, and Jose Mourinho is experiencing huge difficulty of late.

The Red Devils lost yesterday for the third time in their opening seven Premier League games.

West Ham beat them 3-1 at the London Stadium to pile more pressure on Mourinho.

United’s players must carry some blame too as they underperformed, especially Paul Pogba.

The £89m club-record signing was hooked on 70 minutes at West Ham after a very public spat between him and Mourinho in the week.

Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy and his future is in serious doubt amid interest from Barcelona.

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Sir Alex Ferguson watched last weekend’s 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Wolves (Pic: GETTY)

“Sir Alex confessed to friends he was worried by the negative publicity”

Ferguson made his return to Old Trafford last weekend following surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

He saw United flop as they drew 1-1 with Wolves, with Mourinho’s team since being dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Frank Lampard’s Derby and losing at West Ham.

Conflict behind the scenes has not been kept in house like it was when Ferguson ruled Old Trafford.

And according to the Mirror, Sir Alex confessed to friends he was worried by the negative publicity surrounding the club.

He, along with much of the United boardroom, feel it is time talking was done with a football.

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Jose Mourinho hooked Paul Pogba in Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham (Pic: GETTY)

Ferguson is also said to believe luring Pogba back to Manchester was a recipe for trouble, especially given his ties to agent Mino Raiola.

The former Manchester United boss is not a fan of the powerful representative.

Sir Bobby Charlton, meanwhile, is also unhappy with the lack of entertainment on the pitch and constant issues off it, the Mirror add.

Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes branded United a mess after yesterday’s latest setback at West Ham.

And the club need some positivity on Tuesday when Valencia visit in the Champions League.


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