Arsenal legend Martin Keown suggests that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has lost the Old Trafford dressing room following the Red Devils stalemate draw against Southampton on Saturday.
The stalemate draw against the Saints at Old Trafford on Saturday simply means the 20-time Premier League champions have now drawn their last three Premier League games in a row having drawn 2-2 away to Leicester at the King Power Stadium and also drawing 2-2 against Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing day.
The Former Arsenal defender and columnist believes the Special One has lost his dressing room as he can’t sense any kind of fight from the Manchester United players in the wake of the Red Devils 0-0 draw against Southampton on Saturday.
Speaking to BT Sport after the stalemate draw at Old Trafford, he said:
‘I think he’s lost the players. I didn’t sense any fight from the players. He also added.
‘There’s work to do with these players to get back on board [with them]. There doesn’t seem to be the harmony here that I would have seen at the start of the season.
‘It’s going to be five years now that Manchester United have not been champions, and it’s unthinkable in the Alex Ferguson era to see where the club has now fallen to.’
“I think he’s lost the players. I didn’t sense any fight from the players.”
Despite a brilliant start to the season having gone toe-to-toe with Premier League leaders Manchester City in the early stages of the season, the Red Devils have looked out of sorts and wasteful in their last three Premier League games and Jose Mourinho will be hoping to get a perfect response from his players when they travel to face a rejuvenated Everton side on New Year’s day at the Goodison Park.
The stalemate draw against the Saints simply means Premier League Champions Chelsea have now leapfrogedd Manchester United to second place after their 5-0 thrashing of Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, United now find themselves third on the log and 14 points adrift Premier League leaders Manchester City who travel to face Roy Hodgson Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on New Year’s Eve.