Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United players are wholly committed to turning around their poor start to the season, according to Ed Woodward, as cited by The Telegraph.

The United boss has been under fire continuously for various on and off-the-pitch antics, which was intensified by the 3-1 defeat away to rivals Manchester City last weekend.

Three successive wins prior to the Manchester derby, including the particularly miraculous comeback victory at Juventus in the Champions League, appeared to ease the strain on Mourinho, yet the lack of firepower in the game at the Etihad attracted the critics once again, leaving the club in disarray, and the squad in eighth place.

Woodward, the executive vice-chairman at Old Trafford, took the time during an investor call to quell the scrutiny.

On the pitch, we remain well positioned in the Champions League, and although we’ve had a mixed start to our domestic campaign, the squad and our manager are fully united in their determination to regain our momentum in the Premier League.

O the pitch, United will face three must-win matches after the international break. They will be favourites in league ties against Crystal Palace and Southampton, as well as a Champions League group game at home to Young Boys. A victory in the latter would stand them in good stead to qualify for the knockout rounds, but it is the Premier League form that is so crucial for Mourinho’s side at the minute.