Sky Sports pundits argue if Mourinho has changed since his first days in Premier League
- Matt Le Tissier and Paul Merson share their views on Mourinho's evolution as a manager
- They ponder over Jose's 'third season syndrome' and believe the defence is The Special One's main problem
Mourinho had two spells at Chelsea: in 2004 - 2007 and 2013 - 2015. Now he's been managing United for the third season. Sky Sports experts discuss in what way has the Portuguese changed since his early days in the Premier League.
Matt Le Tissier
"I think he's lost a bit of his sense of humour, he's turned into a bit of a grumpy old man. It's a shame because when he first came, I loved his attitude and his arrogance but now he's lost that little spark and that twinkle in his eye when you could tell he was having a bit of fun but he's lost that down the years."
"Maybe it's just the years of doing this job has got to him a little bit. The accumulation of that, plus what's been happening at Manchester City, has put added pressure on him."
"Jose's got a template that works. He looks tired, to me. He's been working virtually every day since 2005 at top clubs, and I mean 'pressure' clubs. Not clubs where if you win, you win, and if you lose, it's not news - if United even draw games there's an inquest. He just looks tired and frustrated, and when that happens to you it's not a good recipe. He's been around long enough to know how far they are off the title."
"Why change when you have a template that's won everything? People have this thing in life, saying don't ever change anything that's not busted. It works for him. The way he manages his team, the way he sets them up, he's won leagues everywhere. So why should he change?"
If they get in the top four, that's pulling up trees for them at the moment. Football's a funny old game, and they could go to Chelsea, win 3-0 and it's a mastermind result. You just don't know with Mourinho. I'd never have a go at him - he's done too much in the game. I've been a manager at a lower level, I know how hard it is, so to do what he does - my god.