12pm Manchester United news: Mourinho blasts players again, Alderweireld transfer and Jose is 'killing' Rashford

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MOUR FURY

JOSE MOURINHO has blasted his Manchester United flops again, saying that they need to play a lot better to have a chance of finishing in the top four.

The Special One claims his Red Devils have been unlucky but that their lowly position is no surprise given they have had "more problems" than last season.

TOP FOUR A 'MIRACLE'

MOURINHO claims Manchester United need a "miracle" to finish in the top four – because they are getting weaker whilst their biggest rivals are growing stronger.

Their manager's bleak, blunt assessment seems sure to anger many Old Trafford fans whose MINIMUM expectation every season is qualifying for the Champions League.

ALD TRAFFORD

MANCHESTER UNITED are firm favourites to sign Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld.

The Red Devils are 6/4 as they lead Barcelona and Chelsea by some distance in the bookies market.

NEV'S EURO FEAR FOR UTD

MANCHESTER UNITED are ‘a million miles’ away from making the top four this year, and are even struggling to qualify for the Europa League – according to Old Trafford legend Gary Neville.

Neville – part of United’s famous treble-winning side of 1998-99 – made the scathing judgement on his former club after watching their rivals Arsenal beat Spurs in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon.

MARC-ED DOWN

JOSE MOURINHO has been accused of 'killing' Marcus Rashford by pundit Garth Crooks.

According to the former Spurs star, Rashford should leave Manchester United if the Special One stays for much longer.

UTD GIVE ME FRED ACHE

MANCHESTER United star Fred has slated Jose Mourinho for costing him his place in the Brazil squad.

The midfielder claimed his lack of game time at Old Trafford has caused him to fall out of favour for international boss Tite.

JOSE CALLED POGBA A 'VIRUS'

JOSE MOURINHO accused Paul Pogba of being a virus who is infecting his Manchester United team after the 2-2 draw at Southampton.

The United boss made his astonishing attack on the France World Cup winner in front of team-mates in the dressing-room at St Mary’s.

'I NEED MAD DOGS'

JOSE MOURINHO questioned his sides fighting spirit and the lack of “mad dogs” at his disposal, after United drew 2-2 away against Southampton.

He said: “It doesn’t matter about the system, it has to do with the characteristics of the players and we don’t have many, with all the respect, mad dogs – the ones who fight the ball all the time and press all the time."

RASH DECISION

MARCOS RASHFORD asked to be substituted against Southampton, according to his manager Mourinho. 

Mourinho said: “Rashford was injured. He asked to come off. He had one kick here, one kick there."

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