Monday, 22 October, 2018


Wayne Rooney: 'Jose Mourinho is an easy target'

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Noah Ferguson | 09 October, 2018, 13:32

Mourinho was reportedly set to be sacked regardless of Saturday's result against Newcastle United but those rumours were dismissed by the Red Devils prior to their stunning Premier League comeback in Manchester.

Manchester United came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford and as boss Mourinho walked off the pitch, he appeared to mouth obscenities into a television camera.

According to ESPN, Mourinho has shortlisted both Romagnoli and Inter's Milan Skriniar, with the United manager looking to raid his former side to sign the impressive Slovakian.

The criticism Mourinho has received reminds Rooney of his time under the Portuguese's predecessor, Louis van Gaal.

Get the latest World Cup news updates. I have been blamed for extending my contract until 2020 but I didn't point a pistol at the club, they wanted to give it to me.

After being 2-0 down at half-time, Mourinho is believed to have asked Pogba what he thinks will help the team change their fortunes, with the 25-year-old apparently suggesting a deeper role in midfield for himself.

He wishes to receive a public vote of confidence but The Telegraph note that "it is not United's style, or that of any big club, to make such a move and he [Mourinho] knows that". I have discussed it with him, it does not really attract him. "He has chosen to have a year out, he will not dive in again before that is over". At the end of last season the French coach abandoned the reigning Champions League champions despite having time left to run on his contract. Oddschecker places Zidane as the favourite to be the next Manchester United manager while Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino are also tipped by the bookmakers.

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