Jose Mourinho: 'Pressure on Marcus Rashford is too high'

Jose Mourinho: 'Pressure on Marcus Rashford is too high'

The Manchester United board could be about to scupper Jose Mourinho's transfer plans for the January window, despite the manager's criticism of the club's lack of investment.

The Red Devils have managed to remain unbeaten in their last three Premier League games after losing three of their opening seven top-flight games.

Manchester United's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (L) vies with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (R) during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London on May 19, 2018.

United vigorously contested the 55-year-old's charge for using abusive, insulting or improper language after the 3-2 win at Old Trafford.

"I know the club wants him very much to stay, so hopefully he is going to stay", said Mourinho.

"I think is very hard, for example, to go to Stamford Bridge and do better what we did in terms of performance". United are battling in eighth place in the Premier League - nine points behind Manchester City and Liverpool - and some of their displays have led to Mourinho coming under fire.

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"I think he's having fantastic conditions to develop", said Mourinho. His availability will be something to monitor closer to kick-off time.

United are plotting structural changes to improve the way they recruit players which could mean the appointment of a technical director in the future. The Red Devils first ten games yielded 23 points last season, this time around they've accumulated 17. A win for the Cherries will maintain momentum and if they can keep things tight at the back again, belief in Eddie Howe's more pragmatic approach will strengthen. "This team, the way they are playing and the goals they are conceding, it's not a Jose Mourinho team".

Rooney, who became United's record goalscorer before leaving in 2017, believes it is down to the team's highly-paid stars to play with more pride and passion regardless of their issues with Mourinho.

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