Valencia apologises after ‘liking’ Instagram post calling for Manchester United to sack their manager

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has apologised for inadvertently ‘liking’ an Instagram post calling for manager Jose Mourinho to be sacked.

The Red Devils manager came under increasing pressure on Tuesday following a 0-0 draw with Spanish club Valencia at Old Trafford in the Champions League, a result that stretches their winless run to four matches after the draw against Wolves and losses to Derby County and West Ham.

Fuel was poured on the fire by the 33-year-old, who liked an Instagram post criticising the manager after the draw, spurring new betting sites to shorten odds on the Venezuelan exiting Old Trafford in the near future.

“I’m not even surprised about the outcome of this game,” the post read.

“I always look forward to our games but recently Mourinho has made watching us a punishment now. Something needs to change. It’s time for Mourinho to go.”

Valencia was spotted by eagle-eyed users has having ‘liked’ the post and was forced to post a hasty apology online.

Posting on Twitter, he said: “Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture. These are not my views and I apologise for this. I am fully supportive of the manager and my teammates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results.”

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