NewsJose Mourinho uninterested at latest Paul Scholes comments

Ross Houston
October 8, 2018

Valencia, who joined United from Wigan in 2009, had missed United's previous two games - their Carabao Cup exit to Derby, and 3-1 defeat by West Ham in the Premier League.

Manchester United's woes on the field were compounded by problems in just getting to Old Trafford for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Valencia as the United team bus arrived less than 45 minutes before the planned kick-off time.

"It's not good when a player of that stature (Scholes) is having a right go at Mourinho", he told Talksport. "He says what he wants to say". "He has freedom of speech just like anyone else, just like the fans who were chanting "attack, attack" in the second half".

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"You want me dead?" he said, apparently playfully, when asked by journalists for comment after that match.

Reportedly, that incident occurred a few days after he had announced that he'll never captain United while Mourinho is in charge.

"I believe that he (Mourinho) should keep his job".

Mourinho is under increasing pressure following four matches without a victory while there is mounting speculation over a dressing-room rift - star midfielder Paul Pogba, and his relationship with the United boss, at the centre of it all. Eric Bailly in particular appeared to support his argument, though in fairness his partnership with Chris Smalling was the sixth different partnership United have fielded in central defence in 10 games this season.

"If they lose on Saturday evening, particularly if it's a bad loss, there will be a decision made on Jose Mourinho's future very quickly". It usually is. But this time the police refused to do an escort, so we came by ourselves.

The decision [to strip Paul Pogba of his vice-captaincy] is for the coach to make, now we need to see the positives: we played an important game and got a point.

"We anticipate everything that it could be unsafe, in the sense of arriving late but we were informed the police refused an escort".

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