The Portuguese is under pressure following a run of four games without a win, while United are failing to excite fans with their drab performances.
Mourinho is also at odds with several first-team players, including Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez. Stoke, meanwhile, were relegated from the Premier League last season, but that did not stop them from having a joke at the expense of United and Mourinho on social media.
One account on Twitter posted: ‘Only Jose Mourinho could have a team consisting of Paul Pogba, Martial, Mata, Sanchez, Rashford and Lukaku and then decide to play like a 2009 version of Stoke City.’
But Stoke City’s official account responded with: ‘Not quite, we were beating Tottenham and West Ham in 2009.’ Mourinho has the chance to silence the doubters with a win over Newcastle United this Saturday.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 3, 2018