Manchester United are a 'laughing stock' under Jose Mourinho, blasts Paul Ince

Ex-United midfielder Ince doesn't reckon Mourinho understands the 'United way' and reckons the club have become a "total mess" in "turmoil" from "top to bottom".

Paul Pogba's agent has turned on club legend Paul Scholes following the World Cup winner's row with Mourinho.

It comes after Pogba admitted he and his team-mates had not shown enough fight in United's humiliating 3-2 defeat to Brighton.

Ince, who spent six seasons at United between 1989 and 1995, blasted: "Other clubs and fans are having a field day at the minute, seeing what is happening at Man United.

"They’re becoming a laughing stock, and falling behind.

"Should Mourinho leave? No. Should Man United as a club get their house in order? Absolutely.

"From the top down, Ed Woodward, Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba, everything is a total mess. You would never have seen this going on with Sir Alex Ferguson as manager, especially not playing out in public.

"Their goal should be to win the Premier League. When you look around at City and Liverpool, you see settled players and, ultimately, a settled club.

"At Man United, everything from top to bottom is in turmoil, and it shows.

"Everyone – from Jose Mourinho not getting his transfer targets to the frustrated players and fans – look unhappy. So how do you expect to win anything?"

Ince says he can see similarities between the the current situation at Old Trafford and the way Mourinho unravelled in his second stint at Chelsea until he was sacked in December of his third season.

Speaking to Paddy Power, the 50-year-old explained: "I could see why it would be playing on the minds of supporters that this season might end up like the Chelsea 2015/16 one.

"I can see now that fans are turning against Jose Mourinho, and I can understand why. When you see Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham – they’re all playing the kind of football you expect from a Manchester United side.

"After last year, the way he set up his teams and some of the football the fans had to endure, you’d have thought he’d have tried a different technique this time around.

"The fans want to see attacking football, they want to see the kind of performances they’re used to from United sides, even if the result is sometimes disappointing.

"They’re right to be upset, because I don’t believe they’re going to see that this year either.

"I watched the game on Sunday, and I physically couldn’t see what Mourinho and United were trying to do. There was no game-plan whatsoever.

"When you’re managing at Old Trafford, you’re expected to play a certain style, and if you’re not then there’s going to be issues with the fans and the club."

Mino Raiola, Pogba's agent, today claimed Scholes, 43, "wouldn't recognise a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill" and that "some people talk in fear of being forgotten".

Ince has urged Pogba to set the record straight.

He added: "Raiola needs to grow up and stay out of it. His actions have just proved that this Paul Pogba situation needs nipping in the bud.

"I’m not sure whether this is a case of him telling Raiola to tweet that, or whether he’s done it of his own accord, but Pogba needs to put this straight and get fans back onside.

"He’s not yet come out and said he wants to leave, but if he actually wants to stay, he needs to say that publicly rather than creating a media storm every other day.

"There are enough issues at Manchester United without Raiola getting involved."

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