Senior Manchester United officials are questioning if Jose Mourinho is the right man to lead the club, following Tuesday’s shock exit from the Champions League in the hands of Sevilla.
United were eliminated from the competition after the LaLiga club won 2-1 at Old Trafford, with Mourinho roundly criticized for his conservative approach in the second leg at home.
It has made the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton this week take on added importance, as it represents their only chance of silverware this season.
Mourinho retains the total support of United Chief, Ed Woodward, but some boardroom members are uncomfortable with his style of football.
There are concerns that the Red Devils could take several years, before they can become serious contenders for the Premier League title.
The fans are also not impressed, especially with the brilliant football their rivals Manchester City are playing under Pep Guardiola.
It has raised doubts within Old Trafford about just how Mourinho — who won the title in his second season at four previous clubs — will close the gap on City next season.
“Jose is not the manager we thought he was.
“We are worried. We know the fans hate the football, and we won’t win the league for three or four years. He’s also too insecure and gets involved in things away from the football,” a senior source told SportsMail.