Scholes U-turn: Man Utd should NOT sack Mourinho

Tanya Simon
October 6, 2018

The United goalkeeper has been discussing a new deal since January.

Manchester United are having a bad time in the Premier League this season.

Reports had emerged on Friday night that Mourinho would be sacked following Saturday's game with Newcastle regardless of United's result.

Neville was enraged about the suggestion Mourinho will be forced to lead out his team at Old Trafford knowing his days in the job are numbered, accusing the United hierarchy of "playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world". It's hard running a football club, managing a football club, playing in a football team.

Neville's incredible four-minute rant highlighted the fact that United had seen four managers since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, suggesting that the problems came in the club's boardroom. They're already nine points behind title favourites and rivals Manchester City and Liverpool and given the sheer scale of investment since Mourinho took charge, the gap should not be so big at this stage.

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. They're closest to north London pair and top-four rivals Arsenal and Tottenham in the league, languishing just five points behind the duo, but with both teams up against relatively hospitable opponents in promoted pair Fulham and Cardiff, respectively, that gap could remain at five points, if not more should United slip up against Newcastle.

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Fabio Capello claims Jose Mourinho wanted to sign two Serie A centre-backs - Milan Skriniar and Kalidou Koulibaly - for Manchester United over the summer.

A more than proven commodity at one of the Premier League's biggest clubs, Pochettino could be the ideal candidate to get Manchester United back on track.

A meeting against Newcastle United, in the relegation zone at kick-off, presented an opportunity to turn things around.

Hoddle thinks Mourinho has created an unsalvageable situation at United.

Asked if it would be the right decision to sack Mourinho, Neville said: "No".

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