Former England player, Paul Merson has claimed Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho wants the club to sack him.
He said the Portuguese was purposely trying to provoke the board into making a decision.
During his 12-minute press conference on Friday, the former Chelsea boss questioned the club and squad he inherited when he took over in 2016.
United were dumped out of the Champions League by Sevilla on Tuesday and Mourinho hit out at the club’s lack of investment afterwards and questioned the Red Devils’ lack of success in the competition in the past.
The former Real Madrid manager signed a new deal at Old Trafford in January but Merson said he underestimated the size of the job at Old Trafford and wants to leave already.
Merson told Sky Sport, “It seems to me that he’s trying to make it a bit unrestful at the moment,’ Merson said on Sky Sports.
“You look from a distance at the PSG job, you look at that now, he’s probably looked at the Man City one and he’s probably sitting there thinking ‘I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew here and Man City are a million miles above us and I need to sort of find a way of getting out of here’.
“You don’t talk like he’s talking at the moment. You don’t start knocking Manchester United for what they’ve done in the last so many years.
“And then he’s saying to the players they need to grow up. Everything’s about everybody else but not about him at the moment. I think this will end soon, I think it will end soon.”
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