Posted on October 6, 2018
EPL: Gary Neville blasts Manchester United over plans to sack Mourinho after Newcastle game
Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has lashed out at the club, over their plans to sack Jose Mourinho this weekend, even if they beat Newcastle on Saturday.
When asked if it would be the right decision, the Sky Sports pundit replied: “No. I think to be honest with you, I’m furious.
“I’m furious with three or four years ago when David Moyes was sacked and it was broken a day before to journalists. I think of Louis van Gaal being sacked the evening of a cup final and finding out from other people.
“I think about how the club is being operated. If this is true, and Jose Mourinho is going to walk out at Old Trafford tomorrow as almost like a dead man walking, those fans will absolutely turn towards that boardroom. It’s unacceptable. I have to say that Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support he’s ever had in his life in that ground and I’ll be there to give it to him.
“Because if this is true and it’s broken the day before it’s going to happen and he’s going to be sacked after the game or at the weekend it’s an absolute disgrace. Where is the values and the principles of Manchester United if this is true?
“At the end of the day this is going on for five or six years and I have to say Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world any manager would struggle in that football club in the way in which the recruitment is handled, how it operates.
“Enough is enough for me. I love that football club. I absolutely love it to death, it’s been my life. It’s given me everything. I’m not turning on my football club but I have to say, something has to change – and it isn’t the manager. It’s above that. I’m furious at thinking this has broken out.
“Journalists don’t break stories of this nature unless they’re absolutely certain. I hope it’s not true but if it is true it’s an absolute disgrace.”