- Weeks before Mourinho's sacking, reports of the Portuguese losing the dressing room rented the air
- Mourinho had several scuffles with a section of United players including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial
- However, amid the turbulent times, there are some players who still stood by Mourinho to the end
A day after Jose Mourinho's sacking as Manchester United manager, it has emerged that only four of his squad members backed him to the end.
United announced the axing of Mourinho on Tuesday, December 18, following string of poor results that left the club sitting sixth with 26 points.
Mourinho witnessed turbulent times during his reign at Old Trafford, with reports suggesting he had lost the dressing room after having several run-ins with a section of players.
It was believed that the players, who include French stars, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw were leading a rebellion against the Portuguese tactician.
Mourinho's fall-out with Pogba saw him blame the French star for the woes that had rocked his side, labeling him 'a virus' in one his latest bust-up.
According to a report by Manchester Evening News, Mourinho's attitude with some of his players saw him feared and hated by part of the club's backroom staff.
The report further single out Ashley Young, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini who recently penned new contracts as the only four United players who stood by the manager to the end.
On his part, Lukaku had spoken highly of Mourinho just last month when asked if he was one of Mourinho’s favourites.
"One of them, yeah," he stated according to BleacherReport.
"Because I would go through a brick wall for him - and he knows that," he explained.
"He’s the type of coach where he would be honest with you and tell you how it is. And if you cannot deal with that, I mean that’s a big problem," he further added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho after two-and-a-half years in charge at the Theatre of Dreams, after a nightmare season start at the helm at Old Trafford.
And now club legends and veterans have come out to at Old Trafford and the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.
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