NEMANJA MATIC admits Manchester United’s gamers need to take the blame for Jose Mourinho’s axing.
The Pink Devils sacked the Portuguese boss on Tuesday after a dire begin to the Premier League marketing campaign left them 19 factors off the highest 4 after defeat at Liverpool.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since been named interim supervisor and led a rejuvenated United facet to a swashbuckling 5-1 victory over Cardiff on Saturday.
Regardless of Mourinho’s quite a few public spats with Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and several other different United males, Matic is considered a type of who remained fiercely loyal to the Particular One.
Now the Serbian midfielder, who signed for Mourinho at Chelsea earlier than following him to Previous Trafford in 2017, has revealed he has spoken to his previous mentor since his departure.
And Matic believes it’s he and his team-mates who ought to “take accountability” for Mourinho’s demise.
In keeping with the Every day Mirror, Matic stated: “In fact. I stated this additionally after the Liverpool recreation, that we’ve to take accountability and do our greatest to play higher and to win video games.
“I don’t know (what modified at Cardiff). That is the query no-one has a solution to however we’re certain that is the best way to proceed, to struggle and we’ll attempt to do it.
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“That is soccer. In soccer this occurs. We all know additionally it’s not solely the supervisor’s fault when the outcomes usually are not good.”
In the meantime, Shaw and Mourinho endured a rocky relationship on the Theatre of Goals, however the left-back additionally insists his previous supervisor deserves extra respect.
The ex-Southampton ace stated: “It’s not very good when one thing as huge as that occurs on the membership however all of us as gamers and as a staff want to indicate respect.
“Folks could be fast to neglect what Jose did for United, with the three trophies. He did rather a lot.
“One of many trophies (Europa League) was one we hadn’t gained earlier than. He took us to a few trophies in form of one season.
“So individuals must respect him and keep in mind what he did, not just for us as a staff to win these trophies however for the followers as nicely.”
Sir Alex Ferguson again as advisor to assist Man United return glory days
SIR ALEX FERGUSON is again in enterprise and dealing as a advisor to revive Manchester United’s glory days.
The legendary supervisor was energetic in brokering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment after Jose Mourinho was axed final week.
Solskjaer plans common contact together with his ex-boss, one thing Mourinho didn’t do.
Whereas Fergie additionally pulled the strings behind the scenes for the return of his former assistant Mike Phelan, 56.
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