Former Chelsea, Liverpool and England player Joe Cole has said that Manchester United made a mistake in sacking Jose Mourinho. The Special One was fired from the role following an abysmal run of results in December last season.
Speaking on the subject, Cole said,
“One thing with Jose that we all know is that he’s a winner and what he will tell you that if things are not right, he will address it,” he told BT Sport.
“His issue at the club when the signings weren’t quite right, he brought that into the light. That Mourinho, Pogba, Ed Woodward, that signing sort of summed up the club. You had fans pulling in one direction, the manager trying to say ‘we want these players’ and Woodward saying ‘we can’t get these for whatever reason’.”
“Jose is not one who will sit there quietly being a good boy, thinking ‘I’m happy to be Manchester United manager’, he knows that his reputation was at stake and he was telling people that it wasn’t right, he wants a centre-half.”
“For me, it was glaring that things behind the scenes were wrong and I think getting rid of Jose at the time they did was the wrong call for the club, that wasn’t where the problem is.”
“As a financial man, commercial deals, getting deals done, his contacts, Woodward is second to none and he’s running a successful business but for Manchester United fans, who are used to massive success, used to a well-run club, at the moment it’s all over the gaffe.”
Manchester United face a tough test as they face Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.