1. Team selection
A team cannot win all the matches but getting players who have got results out there on a consistent basis is ideal. Already, some players have proven themselves to deserve playing week in week out. But Mourinho’s team selections are questionable.
Phil Jones has proven time and again that he does not deserve to be in a United shirt. It has nothing to do with the penalty miss against Derby County. Any player can miss one. His performances have taken a nosedive that only selling him would be doing him a favour. He is a fringe player and proved it once again by making poor judgement that forced Sergio Romero off his line to concede the red card yesterday.
Mourinho has got it wrong by consistently selecting non-performers instead of giving chances to young players. A player like Anthony Martial has been improving with added minutes but he may be dropped in favour of the underperforming Alexis Sanchez.
2. Squabbles with players
Mourinho does not back down from a good old-fashioned confrontation with his players. As a manager, part of that job description entails forming a working relationship with players especially the top ones.
The Portuguese openly criticizes his players in press conferences and singles them out for errors made. He picks a fight with some of his first-team players which is not ideal.
He has consistently been in an outspoken tussle with some team player or the other. It was him against Iker Casillas at Real Madrid, him against Luke Shaw in the last two seasons and him against Pogba so far this season. This immediately needs to be stopped.