Man Utd news: Why Jose Mourinho was right in Marcus Rashford row

“Jose will be wanting to find his XI that he can trust, that can play five or six games in a row.

“The depth in quality just isn’t there, and the players aren’t pushing themselves forward or proving undroppable. They’re too inconsistent.

“It’s been difficult for Jose, and I don’t think people are recognising this.

“Since Sir Alex left, it hasn’t worked out – David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal took the club backwards five years.

“So Mourinho has been playing catch-up since he arrived.

“People expected him to come in and wave a magic wand, but they’re so far behind the likes of City, Liverpool, and Tottenham, who have had their teams for a period of time. It’s an incredibly tough job.”