Man Utd news: Antonio Valencia speaks out after fresh spat with Jose Mourinho

Man Utd news: Antonio Valencia speaks out after fresh spat with Jose Mourinho

03 October 2018 Wednesday 12:02
Man Utd news: Antonio Valencia speaks out after fresh spat with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has played down rumours of a fresh falling out between himself and Jose Mourinho and says the squad still back their manager.

Mourinho has endured a difficult week, failing to win at home for the fourth match in a row, losing away to West Ham and getting knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Championship side Derby County.

In the build-up to Tuesday’s goalless Champions league draw against Valencia, it was claimed United’s Ecuadorian right-back was no longer on speaking terms with Mourinho after he was criticised for not attending the Derby match.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Antonio Valencia of Manchester United walk off after the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford on October 2, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

United gave another disappointing performance against Spanish side Valencia (Getty)

Although the majority of United’s players snubbed the mixed zone on Tuesday night, Valencia gave a brief interview to play down any suggestions of dressing-room unrest.

Asked if he is fully behind Mourinho, he replied: "100%. He is our boss, we have to be with him and we are fighting."

Probed further on his rumoured falling out with the Portuguese coach, Valencia continued: "No, I have never had any problem with anyone, thank God.

"The decision [about Pogba losing the captaincy] is for the coach to make, now we need to see the positives.

Mourinho is believed to have fallen out with Pogba, Valencia and Sanchez (Picture: Getty)

"We played an important game and got a point, now we have a game against Newcastle and we need to fight.

"What I can say from the inside is that the lads are calm, working every day with a good attitude. We haven’t got good results and that’s why rumours arise."

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