Senior figures at Manchester United have accepted there is a problem with manager Jose Mourinho, but they believe executive vice chairman Ed Woodward can fix it, SportsMail reports.
A miserable summer tour of the USA, coupled with a telling outburst from Paul Pogba and a 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday, have seen tension rise in Old Trafford with just two games into the new season.
Members of the club’s top brass are aware there is an issue which needs to be resolved, but there is no panic. They have confidence Woodward can deal with it, amid concerns that things could spiral out of control very quickly.
Mourinho is reportedly battling to keep the dressing room together, as most members of his squad are fed up with his methods.
The former Chelsea manager’s criticism of United’s dealings in the transfer market this summer, have touched a nerve with some of the club’s powerbrokers, who believe the manager has not delivered the short-term fix they had hoped for.