Rio Ferdinand claims Jose Mourinho wants Man United sack

The Manchester United legend claims Jose Mourinho is looking to get the sack at Old Trafford

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Jose Mourinho is looking for the sack at Manchester United.

The Red Devils continued their alarming dip on Tuesday night after Manchester United were held to a goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League.

The 20-time English champions struggled to trouble Valencia goalkeeper Neto in what was a relatively comfortable evening for the La Liga side at Old Trafford.

Mourinho’s side are winless in their last four games at home to heap pressure on the Portuguese head coach as some of the Manchester United supporters start to turn on the Portuguese head coach.

The Red Devils suffered a resounding 3-1 loss to West Ham United at the London Stadium last weekend to leave Manchester United in tenth place in the Premier League table.

Their start to the Premier League season has not only made a title challenge unlikely but Manchester United are already facing a tough task to finish in the top four this term.

Mourinho has hit out against the Manchester United board, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and most recently Paul Pogba to fuel media speculation surrounding the rotten atmosphere at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Mourinho is hoping that the Red Devils will run out of patience with the Portuguese head coach.

“That’s what it seems like to me,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “Some of his actions, some of the things that he says.

“You lose the game 3-1 and it’s evident to everybody in that stadium or anyone around the world that watched that game that the attitude of the players and the intensity that they played, was wrong. It was off.

“He came out and said ‘it actually wasn’t a problem for me’. I don’t know what game he was watching. And he started talking about the network of scouts for the other team, picking fight with places that is so off-key and out of sorts that you think ‘you must be searching for the sack the way you’re talking’.”

Manchester United are still in a strong position in the Champions League after collecting four points from their opening two games.

The Red Devils are two points adrift of leaders Juventus ahead of back-to-back games against the Serie A side that could present Valencia with the chance to move ahead of Manchester United.

Mourinho’s side will have the chance to make amends for a poor showing mid-week when Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have already lost three times in the Premier League this season following losses to Brighton, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.

Manchester United should be confident of securing a result against the Magpies given Newcastle haven’t won a Premier League game in the current campaign.

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