Man United stars must step up to succeed under Jose Mourinho - John Terry

Man United stars must step up to succeed under Jose Mourinho - John Terry

- Former Blues star John Terry believes Man United players are not giving their best to help the team

- He said they must be ready to give more to succeed under their Portuguese manager Mourinho

- The former England defender spent last season with Championship side Aston Villa after leaving the Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2016-17 season

Chelsea legend John Terry has told Manchester United stars to step up their game if they must succeed under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese tactician has not been able to get the best out of his top players this term following their back to back defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham last month.

They bounced back to winning ways with a convincing victory over Burnley at the Turf Moor earlier this month.

However, the former Aston Villa defender believes Mourinho always wants his players to give their best regardless of their previous performances.

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Terry recounted how the former Chelsea boss humiliated him during of one their trainning sessions in 2005 after winning the Premier League, but his response was to fight hard to win his manager’s approval.

Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba among other successful stars at the Stamford Bridge faced the same dilenma from the boss, and that his style brought the best out of them all.

Mourinho has had a falled out with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial among others, and Terry thinks United can enjoy success under his mentor – but only if they show him 100 per cent commitment to the cause.

"At every club he has had big characters and I'm not sure he has that at Manchester United at the moment. At Chelsea, he did," Terry told Sportsmail.

"He embarrassed me after one pre-season, after we had won a league title. He stopped the training session, came in, threw down his pad.

If you keep giving the ball away, I will go and buy someone for £50 million".

"I am thinking, "I played every game for you last season! And now you're trying to humiliate me!"

"I didn't understand why he was doing that, but my instinct was to run and give everything; flying into tackles, winning the ball.

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"We made eye contact and he grinned. He knew exactly what he was doing — to get the best out of all of us.

"I have seen him do the same to Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, Michael Ballack. Big personalities in the dressing room.

"Does he have the same now at United? You have to stand up and turn up at training every day and show him that you want to win at all costs.

"If you've got that, he's 100 per cent on your side. I do think he'll bring success to United, but it needs patience.

"My top three for this season will be decided between City, Liverpool and Chelsea. That leaves United and Spurs fighting for fourth." previously reported that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho might be planning to sign Chelsea legend John Terry to solve his defensive woes.

The Red Devils have endured a disappointing start to the 2018-19 Premier League campaign after losing two of their four topflight encounters this term.

Mourinho tried signing Atletico Madrid center back Diego Godin before EPL transfer deadline day but the deal failed to pull through.

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