Manchester United’s win at Cardiff proves players downed tools under Jose Mourinho, claims Ray Parlour


Manchester United’s win at Cardiff proves players downed tools under Jose Mourinho, claims Ray Parlour

Ray Parlour believes Manchester United’s thumping win over Cardiff proves players stopped playing for sacked manager Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils scored five goals in a league game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement on Saturday as they thrashed the Bluebirds 5-1 in Wales.

Manchester United players celebrate their brilliant win in Cardiff

It was a perfect start to club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stint as caretaker boss, who helped United produce a performance and result which few would have thought possible given their form under Mourinho.

The Portuguese was sacked last week after overseeing the club’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign and for failing to get the best out of his expensively assembled team.

But Parlour believes the players were partly to blame for their previous form and that they now owe an apology to their supporters.

Asked if the victory at Cardiff proves the United players were trying to push Mourinho out of the club, the Arsenal legend told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast:

“Oh absolutely, without a doubt.

“They did exactly the same at Chelsea.

Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United boss last week
Solskjaer’s debut could hardly have gone any better

“The players have let the supporters down, really.

“You don’t always like your manager but you put a performance in for personal pride, plus the supporters who are the main people you’re playing for.”


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