Manchester United have dismissed reports suggesting that manager Jose Mourinho would be sacked following Saturday’s game against Newcastle, regardless of the result.
According to a number of reports, Mourinho has the full backing of Manchester United, despite their poor start to the season which sees them sitting 10th in the table having made their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years.
On Friday night, a report had emerged that suggested Mourinho would be dismissed following the Newcastle game regardless of the result but a number of sources have reported that that is not the case.
Mourinho is a without a win in four matches heading into Saturday’s visit of Newcastle, something which has never happened before in his managerial career.
The reports of Mourinho’s sacking have divided opinion, however, they enraged former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville who branded the potential decision “an absolute disgrace.”
“I’m furious going back three, four years ago when David Moyes was sacked, when it broke 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.”
Enough is enough for me. I love that football club, I absolutely love it to death, it’s been my life… I have to say something has to change and it isn’t the manager, it’s above that.
“And I’m furious that we’re stood here thinking that there’s a report that’s 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 I think it’s an absolute disgrace,” he insisted.