Manchester United captain, Antonio Valencia has apologized for liking a post on Instagram calling for the sacking of the club’s manager, Jose Mourinho.
An account dedicated to the 33-year-old, called ‘teamvalencia25’, shared a post on Instagram after United drew goalless at home to Valencia in the UEFA Champions League. The post expressed lack of surprise by the
outcome of the game because Mourinho made watching Manchester United a punishment.
The post which was liked by Antonio Valencia further stated that something needs to change and that it was time for Mourinho to go.
“I’m not even surprised about the outcome of this game.
“I always look forward to our games but recently Mourinho has made watching us a punishment. Something needs to change. It’s time for Mourinho to go.”
However, the Manchester United captain has come out to apologize for liking the post. According to him, he liked the post without reading the text that accompanied the picture. The 33-year old dissociated himself from the views expressed in the post as he reaffirmed support for Jose Mourinho’s managerial duty at the club.
“Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture.
“These are not my views and I apologise for this. I am fully supportive of the manager and my team-mates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results.”
Antonio Valencia apologizes for liking a post calling for Mourinho sack
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?!”