Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright believes Jose Mourinho is fast becoming Arsene Wenger, as he is undoing all he has achieved.
Manchester United struggled to a 2-1 win over Leicester in their first game of the season.
Mourinho struggled during the transfer window and has lamented his squad is no different than the team that finished 19 points behind City last season.
A defeat to Brighton did little to help Mourinho’s situation, with former United midfielder Lee Sharpe suspecting that he will be sacked before Christmas.
And ex-Arsenal striker Wright told The Sun of the similarities between Mourinho’s current situation and that which saw Wenger leave the Gunners after 22 years.
He said: “The saddest thing of all when I look at United under Jose Mourinho? As much as I respect him as a manager, I can’t see any way it is going to turn around.
“We all know about Jose and his third-year syndrome. But, listening to him talk, it’s as though even he has accepted it himself.
“It has me screaming: ‘Come on, man. You’ll go down as one of the greats, but the way you’re acting will tarnish everything you’ve done’.
“In many ways it’s like the last days of Arsene Wenger.
“People were watching Arsenal because it was car-crash football. United are fast turning into the same.
“You can’t say there has been no progress under Jose, because there has. They’ve won a Europa League and League Cup, and last term finished second in the table.
“But that’s been to the detriment of the sort of football which has long been their mantra.
“The people upstairs can’t be happy, the fans certainly aren’t and Jose’s definitely not. And as for the players? It’s clearly not a good situation. Something really isn’t right.
“Mourinho has had a pop at players time and again, he had another go in pre-season and now finds himself having to call on some of them.
“I’m not for one second suggesting in any way they’re throwing games. But equally, you cannot tell me some aren’t thinking, ‘This serves you right’.”