Christian Atsu hopes Newcastle United pile more misery on Manchester United

Tanya Simon
October 6, 2018

Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to be sacked as Manchester United manager this weekend.

He has repeatedly and publicly berated United's players this season, suggesting in Tuesday's programme notes they had lost their "dignity" in a 3-1 league loss at West Ham last Saturday.

Kenedy hit first against his old Chelsea boss, before Yoshinori Muto hit minutes later to double the deficit for the hosts.

The Venezuela worldwide missed the defeat to Leicester City last weekend, and he is going to be forced to miss the trip to Old Trafford too.

In fact, some outlets have reported that the Portuguese coach will be sacked from the Old Trafford hotseat, regardless of the result over Rafa Benitez' side.

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.

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It's felt in recent weeks that Mourinho has started to lose the dressing room and Robson's tweet only emphasises that idea.

What unfolds is Neville launching into a five-minute tirade against player-power at the club, executives playing "Football Manager" with the biggest team in the world and his belief that certain people that are running Manchester United are 'rotten to the core'.

In the build-up to the game Mourinho admitted United's slump is unacceptable - but he absolved himself of total blame.

After failing to score on Valencia midweek in the Champions League, United gets is scoring touch back, allowing Jose Mourinho to keep his job for the time being and create a few positive vibes. We think the fans deserve better.

United need a manager who will bring attractive football to the club, so who better than one of the true innovators of the style? "I have no doubts about that".

United became a byword for managerial stability during Alex Ferguson's trophy-laden 26-and-a-half years in charge. The tail is wagging the dog at the football club.

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