Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has been forced to issue a public apology after he liked a post on Instagram calling for Jose Mourinho’s head, insisting he is fully behind his manager.
Pressure is mounting on Jose Mourinho as Manchester United‘s miserable start to the season continues. The Red Devils are without a win in their last four games, in what is their worst ever start in the Premier League, as Mourinho’s infamous third-season syndrome kicks in.
Having drawn against newly promoted Wolves a week-and-a-half ago, United have since been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby County, been humiliated in the league by West Ham, and put in a lame performance in their 0-0 Champions League draw with Valencia last night.
After the game, United captain liked a post on Instagram that said “Its time for Mourinho to go” – although the Ecuadorean has now apologised, saying that he didn’t read the comments underneath and that he is fully behind his manager.
“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 teammates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results,” he wrote on his twitter.
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 teammates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results. pic.twitter.com/bMEsrAwMkh
— Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) October 3, 2018
It was rumoured earlier this week that Valencia was the latest Manchester United star to have had a bust-up with Mourinho, with the pair said to have been ‘barely on speaking terms’ after the right-back’s decision not to watch his teammates in their defeat to Derby.