Manchester United skipper Antonio Valencia has asked for an apology following his antics on social media, where he liked an Instagram post that asked for Jose Mourinho’s sacking as the club manager.
United are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, as lately, they have been woeful both on and off the field. The pressure has increased on Jose Mourinho, with many believing that the former Chelsea boss could be sacked before the season ends.
United played out a drab 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday. Prior to that, they lost two successive matches across all competitions, and are also winless in 4 games in a row.
Antonio Valencia, who himself is having a poor run of form, made a return to the side against the Spanish opponents, but he was terrible here as well. And now, the player has opened up about another controversial aspect surrounding the club.
Valencia liked a picture of himself on Instagram, which had the caption: “It’s time for Mourinho to go”. The Ecuadorian then went on to clear the stance and said that he liked the post without having read the text.
The veteran wide-man further claimed that he is supportive of the manager, and everybody is working towards the same result.
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
But the damage may already be done here. Mourinho has already fallen out with Paul Pogba, and there are reports that he has lost the dressing room, with many players not playing for him anymore.
There have also been reports that Valencia himself has had a fallout with the Portuguese. Now, this action by the right-back is all set to create more flames in the media.
This is definitely not what Manchester United wanted at this time. It remains to be seen how things pan out from here on.