Man Utd v Valencia: Jose Mourinho confirms 4 players out through injury

Robert Huth played under Mourinho at Chelsea

Robert Huth played under Mourinho at Chelsea

However, Mourinho accepted his share of the blame as a switch to a back three with midfielder Scott McTominay operating as a central defender backfired at West Ham.

United crashed to their third Premier League defeat of the season after being outplayed 3-1 by hosts West Ham in London, increasing the pressure on under-fire manager Jose Mourinho.

The Chilean forward was dropped for Saturday's clash at the London Stadium, which the Red Devils lost 3-1 to prolong their poor start to the season.

He has two games - the first Tuesday's Champions League visit of Valencia, and the game against Newcastle United on Saturday - to convince Ed Woodward to keep him on.

"What I can do to improve things I do, and I will improve the things that depend on me and my work", Mourinho told the press ahead of the Champions League game with Valencia.

"We continued playing in the same way and improving because without believing in your performance it's very hard to be a good team".

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From a Manchester United perspective, afternoons don't come much worse. "The performance on the pitch is a effect of many factors and we all have to improve".

United left-back Luke Shaw said the players have to take more responsibility for a poor start to the campaign, rather than Mourinho proving to be the fall guy.

A major talking point from the match was Paul Pogba being substituted by Mourinho with 20 minutes to go, but new reports suggest that the Frenchman is not the only player the manager has a problem with. He's there to put a team out and put a team out that he thinks can win the game. This game was really bad.

Nevertheless, Mourinho insisted: "I have no complaints with the players' attitude". I thought that as a player and I think it even more as a manager. "I'm not asking you who you spoke to yesterday or this morning or your last phonecall".

"No, I don't think so", he said. I look in the mirror and I want to see where I made mistakes and where I can do better.

Former United defender Ferdinand stopped short of saying Mourinho should go, but did tell BT Sport: "It's hard to say that (it's the end game) but I believe the powers that be have a decision to make".

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