Published: Wed, December 26, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Man United player loyal to Mourinho reportedly pushed for his sack

Man United player loyal to Mourinho reportedly pushed for his sack

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic has called on his teammates to accept part of the responsibility for the failures the club went through under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho.

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United won just one of their final six Premier League fixtures under Mourinho and speculation was rife that there was a toxic atmosphere at the club.

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Speaking to reporters after the game, Matic said of the Norwegian: "He is only two days with us but we had a few meetings".

"If you lose the ball, win it back, and play the United way - attacking football, entertaining football".

United seem to have found the ideal man to navigate them through the rest of the season as they look for Mourinho's permanent replacement. "He said we need to play more forward, to be more risky in attack, to run more, to compete with everything and that's exactly what we did today and we are happy because of that".

"That's the only game they're looking at in the Champions League".

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"I said the same to these lads as I do back in Molde: Work harder than them, enjoy yourselves, pass it forward, run forward, if you lose it, I don't mind as long as you work to win it back and they did".

The report also claims that some of the squad celebrated Mourinho's departure having fallen out with the manager.

United played the kind of attacking football that was once synonymous with sides managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, who has reportedly been speaking to Solskjaer behind the scenes.

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