Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho does not trust his players, according to Gary Neville. The former United captain thinks the Portuguese manager is still unsure of his best XI and remains unconvinced by some of his players.
The Reds are currently eighth in the Premier League after an underwhelming start to their campaign. But Neville thinks United had more than enough chances to defeat Burnley over the weekend – and said that a string of good results will quickly lift the gloom that surrounds the Old Trafford club.
"At the moment you're not quite sure that Jose Mourinho knows his best team and that he trusts his players fully yet," the former United star said on The Gary Neville Podcast.
"They had enough chances to win the game [against Burnley]. I think at the moment he's the one that's getting put under pressure, but nothing that two or three wins won't change."
United drew 0-0 against Burnley despite creating plenty of clear-cut opportunities. And while Neville admits Mourinho has a number of problems at Old Trafford, he does not think the situation is comparable to his final days in charge of Chelsea.
Prior to his departure from the west London club, it was widely suggested Mourinho had lost the support of the Chelsea players. But Neville does not think that it is the case at Old Trafford, despite their poor start to the season.
"I have to say I thought they deserved to win, they didn't play badly at all. It wasn't a 'oh they're not playing for him, they're not with him'. There's none of that," the ex-United defender shared. "I think when he was at Chelsea there's all that talk he'd lost the dressing room. There's nothing like that happening at Manchester United.
"The players gave their all and deserved to win, but Burnley were resolute, resilient, blocked everything and they missed quite a few chances."