Bob Bradley: Swansea City boss insists Jose Mourinho has not lost his touch

Joe Mourinho
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands in their game against Burnley

Swansea City manager Bob Bradley does not think Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has lost his touch.

Manchester United travel to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday and are winless in their past four Premier League games.

Mourinho was charged by the FA for the second time in a week on Tuesday after his dismissal in their 0-0 draw with Burnley and then saw his side lose to Fenerbahce in Europe on Thursday.

"Do I think he's lost anything? No way, he's too good," said Bradley.

"I can relate to the fact he is under pressure - we are all under pressure, you have to accept it. It goes with the territory and the bigger the club, the bigger the spotlight.

"You can have things go your way then have a stretch where things go against you. Your ability to stay current and have a good way with everything that goes on around you, that's the test of being a football manager over a long period of time."

When Bradley was in charge of the United States men's national side, his and Mourinho's paths crossed and Bradley was left very impressed by the Portuguese boss.

"I've talked to him on the phone and traded some messages with him in the last year. We have some common friends," Bradley continued.

"He's been in the United States a lot with teams in the pre-season. In many of those situations I've had a chance to see his teams train. He's always been gracious in those moments."

Bob Bradley
In his first three games in charge of Swansea City, Bob Bradley has managed just one point - a 0-0 draw at home to Watford

Contact between the pair might be limited during the game this time around with Mourinho banished to the stands for one game.

The Swans are a place off the bottom of the Premier League and are five points from safety.

Following his side's 3-1 defeat at Stoke last time out, Bradley said it was time for his players to take responsibility for the position they were in.

"I'm taking a long hard look at things that need to improve if we are to get the next level," added Bradley.

"This is the work, stop looking around for answers, stop looking in the other direction, let's get to work and let's make things better."

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