Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho thinks his own brilliance might be holding them back

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho thinks that his own brilliant record could be holding his team back.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on October 29, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Red Devils have failed to live up to expectations this season, and are currently eight points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool after 11 games.

According to the Portuguese, his side aren’t being helped by the heightened expectations brought on by his presence at Old Trafford.

‘Maybe it’s my fault. Maybe I put the level so high, that people don’t expect different than that,’ said the 53-year-old.

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‘I won at every club, I was champion in every club, I won cups with every club.

‘I won in every country, I won in four different countries. I won in Europe, I won in domestic competitions.

Man Utd last 5 Prem games

Wins: 1

Draws: 3

Losses: 1

Scored: 4

Conceded: 6

‘I won always in the first or second season, so nobody here is saying ‘OK, let’s see if he can win with Man United at the third season’.

‘Nobody is saying that, nobody is saying that. Nobody says I deserve time, that I deserve credibility, that it’s not a bad result that affects the credibility of somebody with 23 titles in four different countries. That’s just that.

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‘Maybe it’s my fault, so I’m not even against you or upset with the pundits that are being critical. Maybe I should be proud of it, because maybe it’s my fault.’

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