Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho is ‘waiting to be sacked’ by Ed Woodward

That’s according to Tony Cascarino who reckons the Portuguese is aware that his time at Old Trafford is nearly up.

The Red Devils slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Liverpool yesterday afternoon.

United are now 19 points behind the Merseyside heavyweights.

Cascarino is adamant that the humbling loss will be the death knell for Mourinho’s stint at the Theatre of Dreams.

He told The Times: “A few weeks ago I said that, on and off the pitch, Manchester United reminded me of Liverpool and their struggles in the 1990s.

“I was wrong. United are in a far worse position than Liverpool were then.

“There are no positives for United now.

“The manager is waiting to be sacked – there is no way back for Jose Mourinho, the players look lost, the star names are sitting on the bench, the style of football is lifeless and awful to watch, and the club are dishing out new contracts to players who are not good enough.”

Mourinho is the third permanent manager to take charge at United after Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

David Moyes and Louis van Gaal both got the boot after similarly underwhelming tenures.

Cascarino says United no longer resemble the club that Ferguson painstakingly built.

He added: “Nothing about the club is even close to the Manchester United that Sir Alex Ferguson created.

“Mourinho has talked about needing to build a house at United, referencing the poor structure at the club, which is all a little funny for someone who has spent two and a half years living in a hotel.

“There is no love at the club, it is all negative.

“Statistics are not everything but in all the big games United are behind their opponents for possession and shots.

“Also a quick word on Mourinho’s excuse about Liverpool’s deflected goals.

“As a professional you are told that they are not a fluke and they often happen for a reason —- that you are sitting too deep, leaving space outside the penalty area, and then you are not reacting quickly enough to close down the ball.

“So the opponent has space to shoot and it deflects off all those players in the box.

“There can be no more excuses: Mourinho has to go and the club needs a complete makeover.”

United travel to lowly Cardiff on Saturday.

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