Manchester United boss José Mourinho is reportedly already destroying his dressing room.
The Special One saw his Red Devils lose three matches in a row heading into tonight’s League Cup clash against Northampton (kickoff 8.45pm).
And the boss has gone public with his criticism of his players after just five games into the campaign.
It’s a character flaw that saw his stints at Real Madrid and Chelsea end in ugly break-ups with his playing staff.
And sources around Old Trafford believe that things are already going sour.
The Sun in the UK quoted a Man United source as saying: “The mystique about Mourinho has gone — it just feels like another manager passing through.
“Fergie would never go public. He always kept it in-house.”
Jose slammed Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after their 2-1 derby defeat to Man City two Sundays ago after dropping Juan Mata.
United lost last Wednesday’s Europa League opener to Feyenoord and then went on to lose 3-1 to Watford on Sunday.
Mourinho openly criticised leftback Luke Shaw for being at fault for the Hornets’ second goal.
The Portuguese said: “We made individual mistakes, Amrabat had the ball and our leftback was more than 25 metres away, yet rather than go to the player and challenge him, he waited.”
Shaw, though, was suffering from a groin injury that has ruled the England international out of tonight’s match.
It has transpired that the 21-year-old felt the full force of a 50-50 challenge earlier in the half and aggravated a groin problem he has been battling with.
He is having tests to ascertain the extent of the knock and is set to miss the trip to League One Northampton Town in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, France World Cup winner Christoph Dugarry says Mourinho has “lost the plot”.
Dugarry says: “He’s won titles since, but I think he’s lost the plot. He believes he has become more important than the team. Tactically, I think he doesn’t put anything in place. Apart from the players, who have changed, it’s the same organisation as last season under Van Gaal.
“He always blames the referee or their opponents’ good fortune. There is no self-criticism.”