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United, who finished second last season behind Manchester City, already appear to be out of the title race and problems on the pitch are compounded by a growing rift between the manager and Paul Pogba.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Jose Mourinho Manager of Manchester United looks on ahead of the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

"I don't see enough players working hard to say to the manager "this is my place in the team".

With just 10 points in their opening seven games, this is United's worst start to a league season since the 1989-90 campaign during which Sir Alex Ferguson was on the verge of getting the sack until Mark Robins' victor against Nottingham Forest eased the pressure on the Scot.

While Shaw continues to enhance his ever-growing reputation, Man United now face a massive week in a bid to get this season back on track.

West Ham beat Mourinho's side 3-1 yesterday, which followed up on the club's EFL Cup exit to Derby County during the midweek.

The Red Devils are now in a position of bother in Jose Mourinho's third season at the club, after having got off to a dismal start in the Premier League.

United are in an utter state, and if Mourinho is to turn this around he is going to need his entire squad sticking behind him and fighting tooth and nail for the cause.

"We were not good enough to stop the counter-attack". We're the ones who go on the pitch. "One goal is offside, the second goal is own goal and the third goal is referee's mistake but for the next game we have to have a better start", he said, adding that Pogba, who was substituted in the second half, was "trying hard".

"We needed a good start and we didn't have that good start".

United's third defeat in seven Premier League games left them eight points behind leaders Liverpool and three adrift of the top four, with Mourinho's men now having played one game more than the teams above them in the table.

Now he somehow has to get a group of seemingly-disenchanted players back on side in time for a potentially pivotal visit from Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

"This time, it was not a linesman mistake, it was a referee mistake", said Mourinho.

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