Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has reacted to the comment made by former midfielder of the club, Paul Scholes.
In a statement made to the press, Scholes accused the Portuguese of being an embarrassment to the club.
‘I’m actually sat here surprised he survived after Saturday the performance was that bad,’ said the former midfielder on BT Sport.
‘He’s coming out in press conferences, he’s constantly having a go at players, he’s having a go at people above him because he’s not getting what he wants and I think his mouth is probably out of control and I think he’s embarrassing the club.’
United have now drawn at home to Valencia and Wolves, lost away to West Ham and been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby County.
Reacting to Scholes’ comment, Mourinho said, ‘I am not interested in that, I don’t need to know what Paul Scholes said.
‘He has freedom of speech just like anyone else, just like the fans who were chanting “attack, attack” in the second half.
‘People can say what they like, especially Manchester United supporters, because I respect their point of view.’
Mourinho reacts to Paul Scholes calling him an embarrassment
Last month, Jose Mourinho joked that the club won’t sack him at the moment due to the financial implication of his service.
The Portuguese trainer’s condition at the Theatre of Dreams seems too uncertain with reports of his departure dominating the media screens recently.
Manchester united began the league season with a victory over Leicester city, but the Red Devil suffered back to back loss to Brighton and Tottenham, and also got sent packing from the Carabao Cup by Derby County.
He has however joked that the Red Devils won’t sack him just yet due to the huge severance package. In his interview with Italian media Repubblica, he said:
“They say I’m in danger, but I don’t think so”.
“If they sent me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?!”