Manchester United jury is still out on Jose Mourinho despite real progress

Manchester United jury is still out on Jose Mourinho despite real progress

Luke Shaw, in search of his first goal for United, came within inches of breaking the deadlock, but his fierce half-volley was tipped on to the post by a scrambling Adrian's boot as the sides went into the dressing rooms deadlocked.

Both managers made attacking changes as former United boss David Moyes introduced Andy Carroll off the bench and Mourinho turned to Rashford in search of a victor.

Declan Rice has become a mainstay in the West Ham line-up this season, having put in a number of solid displays and continued to produce that fine form Thursday night.

"Every time a Manchester United player misses a chance they always run back and look at Mourinho in the dugout - they look petrified", Merson said on Sky Sports' The Debate.

However, ahead of those negotiations, while speaking to the Daily Mail, Moyes has hinted that West Ham may not be the club for him as he hunts for a side that will battle towards the top of the table. "This is a big club and there are big expectations from the supporters so they will need to improve".

Mourinho opted to start Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard up front against the Hammers, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial benched.

"It's the last game of the season but from our point of our view we're not looking at it as the last step before a holiday", the England defender told the club's official website.

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But with the game played at a very low tempo and with a distinct end-of-season feel, the first half ended without a goal when Adrian denied Lingard again in stoppage-time.

The Frenchman came a lot closer moments later with a strike that curled just past the post from a narrow angle.

Paul Pogba curled a couple of shots narrowly wide for Manchester United, and the France midfielder was booked in the dying stages for kicking out at West Ham's Mark Noble, who was also shown a yellow card as tempers frayed.

Arsene Wenger predicts a European super league will be introduced over the next few years, leading to major changes for the Premier League. I don't want to be a manager who celebrates avoiding relegation. It pulled the players together and we worked hard when we were away.

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