Given the widespread claims of players falling out with the manager at Old Trafford, this was a result that owed everything to Mourinho's decisions.
However, the loss at West Ham, a pitiful display by United one must add, means they have equalled their lowest ever points total after seven Premier League matches, picking up just 10 points of a possible 21.
Off-field problems have been compounded by poor performances during the club's worst start to a league campaign in 29 years.
" I can deal with getting hunted".
When it was put to the Portuguese that this kind of run for a club of this size is not acceptable, he said: "Yes, I accept (it is not good enough)". I think some of the boys, they are not the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it.
"I said on Monday Night Football it can get to the stage where it becomes untenable and you have to make a change for everybody", Carragher continued. "They always have good manager, good teams".
Earlier, Mourinho responded to the criticism coming his way by claiming United overachieved in finishing second last season, 19 points behind champions Manchester City, adding he always expected this campaign to be more hard.More news: Melania Trump spotlights USAID reading programme in Malawi
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Should United and Mourinho part ways, the choice of his successor will be crucial as the Manchester club look to return to competing with the likes of City and Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
"I'm furious at thinking this has broken out".
"At the end of the day this is going on for five or six years and I have to say Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world".
An animated Mourinho reacted with fury, screaming at his players and gesticulating wildly.
"We are better than this and because we are better than this, our situation is going to improve".
Germany legend Lothar Matthaus reckons Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is too preoccupied with himself to be a proper leader. "I have no doubts about that". I said last season was a fantastic season for us.
"And I think opponents with much more potential than us finished behind us. That is the reason why it was a phenomenal season".