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Neville Launches Fierce Criticism On Manchester United Over Mourinho Sacking Reports

Neville Launches Fierce Criticism On Manchester United Over Mourinho Sacking Reports

José Mourinho's tenure as Manchester United manager might be over this weekend after reports emerged that he could be sacked.

Regardless of United's outcome against Newcastle United in Saturday's kick-off, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss will apparently be shown the door at the Red Devils, ending his two-year stint with the club.

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Not everyone is welcoming the news, however. Former United star Gary Neville has launched an emotionally charged criticism of the club's board, calling into question how they have handled the situation.

"I love that club to death, but something has to change and it is not the manager," Neville said on Sky Sports (via the Sun).

"José Mourinho will get the biggest support of his life in the ground and I will be there to give it to him.

"There is something rotten from the core with what has happened over the last three or four weeks and that is coming from the top.

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"They are playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world."



Okay, the 43-year-old former England international has been a vocal critic of Mourinho in the past, but it kind of comes with the territory of being a pundit, doesn't it?

"Where are the values and principles [at when] the journalists find out first? It is a disgrace," he added.

"Any manager in the world would struggle now. I hope it is not true, but if it is true, it is an absolute disgrace.

"The dressing room is leading what is happening. The tail is wagging the dog."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Mourinho's third season as United boss has been disappointing for many fans, with the club sitting tenth in the Premier League after seven matches.

The Special One succeeded Louis van Gaal as manager in 2016 and had a fruitful start to his career as United boss, winning the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League in his first season.

The 55-year-old Portuguese manager improved the club's domestic form last season, guiding United to a second-place finish behind champions Manchester City.

Should Mourinho be sacked?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Football, Manchester United, Gary Neville

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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