United made the worst possible start, with West Ham's record signing Felipe Anderson getting a deft touch on Pablo Zabaleta's low cross to score his first for the club, giving them the lead less than five minutes into the game.
- United have won just 10 points in the Premier League this season; they last picked up fewer points from their opening seven games of a top-flight campaign in 1989-90 (7). However, he and Manchester United rarely do things quietly and so, after Mourinho dropped Alexis Sanchez from the squad, his side conceded a goal in the sixth minute and were eventually well beaten by a West Ham side that did not even have to play that well.
Pogba was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining, and United two goals down, and made minimal eye contract with Mourinho as he made his way to the bench.
"For many months people are asking for Martial", Mourinho told BT Sport about his choice of attackers.
On Saturday, just days after being eliminated from the EFL Cup by Derby County, the Red Devils fell at struggling West Ham 3-1 in the Premier League. "An offside goal and an own goal". "You have to try always and that is my nature as a football professional".
"I don't think [Luke] Shaw is a Man United player".
Reports have surfaced suggesting former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is eyeing the managerial role at Manchester United, and he desperately wants the job.
"As a footballer your DNA is about hard work and effort", said Ferdinand, now a pundit with BT Sport.
The Red Devils are desperate for some stability at the top level once again, having let go David Moyes and Louis van Gaal since Sir Alex Ferguson's 2013 retirement. Against opponents finding their feet in attack - West Ham are now unbeaten in four across all competitions - but vulnerable defensively, Mourinho sent out a side lacking ambition and operating in a fog of tactical confusion. "There has to be something said". Prior to their mid-week kick-about, West Ham pulled of an impressive victory over Everton and held Chelsea to a point.
Mourinho's news conference was cut short before he had a chance to respond to questions about Paul Pogba following the tense exchange caught by Sky Sports' cameras in midweek. "I look at my team, whatever the other team is doing is not our stuff".