Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia caused quite a social media storm after it appeared that he liked an Instagram post suggesting manager José Mourinho should leave the club.
The 33-year-old liked a fan page post following United’s 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, with the post concluding, ‘Something needs to change. It’s time for Mourinho to go.’
A screenshot of the post (BBC) clearly shows the name of Valencia’s personal account as an user that liked the post.
The 92-cap Ecuadorian, however, took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to apologise for the incident, saying that he only saw the picture of himself in the post without reading the caption. Valencia emphasised that the manager has his full backing and that the team is committed to changing things around after going four games without a win.
Here are some of the reactions to Valencia’s Twitter post from United fans:
— MUFC6 (@MUFCInNumbers) October 3, 2018
Don’t apologise, Antonio – you’re not the first United legend to say this about the manager ??
— Gavin Thorpe (@GavinThorpe5) October 3, 2018
when you know it’s his PR team tweeting lol
— Rey (@Reyzza10) October 3, 2018
— Asam (@asammufc) October 3, 2018
I hope the cameras aren’t at training today
— J (@Jpallenn) October 3, 2018
Looks like you been caught out, how can you like a post without reading it? Word is you can’t read or speak any English but your Twitter post says a different story. If the players want Mourinho out (including you) why not be men about it and say it, either that or do your jobs!!
— Shaun Irvine (@_shaunirvine) October 3, 2018
That’s you getting stripped of the captaincy now ?, it’s fairly obvious the team has stopped playing for Jose. Maybe you should start playing for the club and the fans who pay your wages. Without the fans all the nice sponsorship deals will fade away.
— Barry Hennessy (@BarryHennessy3) October 3, 2018
— Martin Dickinson (@Dicky154) October 3, 2018
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