Gary Neville launches blistering attack on Manchester United

Oscar Cross
October 7, 2018

Newcastle, winless in seven previous league outings, could scarcely believe its luck at Old Trafford as wing back Kenedy, a former player of Mourinho's during his second spell at Chelsea, sprinted through the middle of the defense to open the scoring.

"There's a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt in football that is too much", the United boss said in a post-match interview with BT Sport.

The 55-year-old Mourinho defended himself in his Friday press conference, called for the earlier-than-usual time of 8:00 am (0700 GMT), which lasted for eight minutes and 29 seconds.

But his buzz word was "man-hunt". I can cope with it and I can live with it.

"I think of Louis van Gaal being sacked the day before a cup final and finding out from other people".

"It is a relief and we feel that we got what we needed".

"Every ball around our box was nearly a goal or some mistake, a bad decision, panic".

"We needed something like that", he said.

With Manchester United 2-0 down, Mourinho decided he had seen enough of Eric Bailly and substituted the centre half for Juan Mata in the 18th minute.


"I'm amazed by that response". They are playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world.

Neville also said that the boardroom was ultimately responsible for Mourinho being undermined.

"If there are some difficulties with the agreements of Brexit, it is my fault".

"This is new, it makes me not just a better manager but even a better person". I used to say in my football memories that one day I beat Liverpool in Anfield 4-1 and I was amazed with the stadium singing Liverpool songs, I was amazed and full of respect by that.

"There is too much wickedness in something that should be handsome".

"As I was saying, I cope with it with some sadness, obviously, but I cope with it and I survive". And so, this is a big story that's breaking, and tomorrow I might look stupid, but these thoughts still ring true.

Jose Mourinho: No, I was advised by the structure of the club that from the hotel to the training ground it would be probably a minimum of 75 minutes. I have a contract to 2020, I didn't point a pistol at them.

"He's cantankerous, he's somebody who doesn't back down from confrontation, he will want teams who are ready to win now, and they undermined him in the summer".

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