UEFA Champions League: Mourinho Seeks Redemption Against Valencia
Embattled Manchester United Coach, Jose Mourinho will be hoping to save face at Old Trafford on Tuesday night as the Red Devils take on Valencia in one of the UEFA Champions League Match Day 2 fixtures.
This has been the Reds’ worst start to a season in 29 years and another defeat on Tuesday will definitely push Mourinho closer to the exit door.
United fans were vocal in their support of the stricken United manager after the 3-0 defeat against Tottenham and the 2-0 win against Burnley, despite United’s dismal form.
The club has descended into something of a civil war, with Mourinho and club record-signing Paul Pogba at loggerheads for the majority of the calendar year.
The midfielder was stripped of the club’s vice-captaincy by Mourinho last week after Pogba publicly questioned the tactics the United boss deploys in games at Old Trafford.
Mourinho then said there were players who ‘cared more than others’ ahead of United’s Champions League game against Valencia tonight.
But Mourinho is grateful for United fans’ support.
“I prefer to say that the players’ attitude is the most important thing and then from the supporters I cannot ask for any more,” he told manutd.com.
“I cannot ask for more than they are giving at home.
“Away with bad results, I cannot ask for more.
“I think it’s time for the people on the pitch to show them [the fans] that they love the club as much as the fans.”
The United manager refused to be drawn on whether a win against Valencia tonight would go some way to solving the current issues at Old Trafford.
“I don’t want to go in that direction,” he said.
“The game is difficult enough without trying to add some more ingredients to the game.
“It’s a difficult game, we have to win if we want to be in a fantastic position and we shouldn’t lose if we want to stay at least in control of our situation.”
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