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'As a team I don't like it at all': Jose Mourinho lays into Manchester United after West Ham defeat

The club's former manager was critical of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad as they were swept aside by West Ham

When Jose Mourinho was managing Manchester United it's fair to say that he rarely came across as totally happy with his team.

Sometimes it was because he didn't have the signings he wanted – mostly centre-backs, despite spending big on Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.

On other occasions it was individual players – namely Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.

Now Mourinho has admitted that he doesn't like the current United team, having moved into the television studio while he awaits his next managerial role.

The Portuguese was working as a pundit for Sky Sports as United lost 2-0 to West Ham in what was another abject display – and he didn't hold back.

"I can't find any positives. We were bad last season, but I don't see any improvement this season – even with three new players," Mourinho said.

"I have to say, players with a positive impact: I like the three [Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire] and I think they're bringing good quality to the team.

"But the team, as a team, I don't like at all. I'm not surprised by the result and I don't think Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] can take many positives from the game."

Andriy Yarmolenko gave West Ham the lead shortly before half time with a smart finish before Aaron Cresswell sealed all three points with a wonderful, curling free-kick late on.

United now sit eighth in the Premier League table and haven't won away from home since March.

To compound matters, they saw striker Marcus Rashford limp off injured with a groin problem. They were already without Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial through injury, while Mason Greenwood was unwell, leaving them with a major striking headache.

Updated: September 23, 2019 03:59 PM

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