This news coming out of Old Trafford has not pleased the Manchester United faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern…
Just when the United fans in the Tavern thought it couldn’t get any worse; it has gotten worse.
Jose Mourinho’s men crashed to a 2-1 derby defeat against Manchester City on Saturday, in a game that the majority of the people in the Football Transfer Tavern thought would end in a United win.
The Red Devils looked a shadow of their former selves, struggling to maintain possession and only threatening when gifted opportunities by Manchester City’s shaky defensive line.
Sir Alex Ferguson was well known in the Tavern for his use of the so-called hairdryer treatment during his United tenure; a method of angrily berating his players following a disappointing performance – and the United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were expecting his heir-apparent Jose Mourinho to follow suit following a dismal first half performance during the game.
However, in a shocking revelation provided by the Sun, Mourinho didn’t have a chance to let rip at his players; because they were already doing it themselves!
A source close to the club has told the Sun that: “The players could be heard shouting and arguing amongst themselves during the interval”.
Crucially, this was after Zlatan Ibrahimovic had got United back into the game, and the source has revealed that it could have been much worse should that not have been the case: “Goodness knows what it would have been like if Zlatan wasn’t handed that gift.”
The source adds that Mourinho did manage to calm the players down shortly thereafter – but it does not bode well.
The United faithful will be disappointed that the players have had a bust up so early on in the season, especially given the fact that their start has generally been decent thus far.
Nonetheless, one Man Utd fan leaning up against the bar has scolded the players, suggesting that a dressing room bust-up should be the least of their concerns after such a poor performance. He thinks that the players should have saved their energy for the football pitch…
Perhaps more worrying for the United faithful is that despite the half-time butt of heads; things hardly got better for the players on the pitch.
Our landlord has suggested that in-house bust-ups only serve to better the club if they come out the other side looking stronger – and they showed very little sign of doing so in the second-half of the derby.
Could this fallout lead to long-term repercussions for Jose Mourinho’s men?
Man Utd fans – are you concerned about this bust up?
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