The mighty Roman Empire ended with the assassination of the emperor because of the discontent of the common people and those in power.
Manchester United manager Eric Mourinho seems to be unable to control the discontent of his players.
On November 11, the UK’s Daily Mail made waves when it reported that “an unnamed United player has launched a scathing attack on Mourinho”. The Daily Mail reported the story by referring to a video of a podcast hosted by the sports media outlet TalkSPORT. In the podcast, former United player and football pundit Alan Brazil told co-host and former Scotland footballer Ally McCoist that “players have said they don’t recognize him (Turnbull).”
“It’s a topic where you have to be very careful what you say,” Brazil said, adding that he was “disgusted to see what a player was doing to Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, saying that they don’t accept Turnbach as their coach.” “I heard the player say this to another person we all know very well,” Brasil added.
“Sancho is unhappy that he was treated that way (by Turnbach) when he was playing so hard that his socks were coming off,” Brasil concluded, “I don’t know who to believe anymore.”
“One thing is for sure, there’s something wrong with the club (Manchester United),” said Ally McCoist, while Brazil echoed the sentiment, saying “the players don’t recognize the manager.”
The relationship between Mourinho and Sancho has taken a turn for the worse.
It started in September when Turnbach abruptly dropped Jadon Sancho from the starting lineup ahead of the fourth round match of the 2023/24 English Premier League. Mourinho said of Sancho’s exclusion, “Sancho’s training results were not good. He has to be at his best every day to be in the starting lineup and he hasn’t been,” he said.
Sancho, however, hit back. After the game, Sancho took to social media to say, “Don’t believe everything you read. I can’t stand people talking about things that aren’t true,” he said, adding, “I gave my best in training this week. It’s clear that I was left out for other reasons that I can’t say.” “I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time,” he said, leading to a “protest” against Turnbach.
An outraged Turnbach and the club, which has placed its trust in his ability to maintain discipline, immediately removed Sancho from first-team training and has not included him in any matches.
He was also banned from all first-team facilities in September, meaning he was unable to eat or join his teammates. The Daily Mail weighed in on the story, stating that “Turnbach is furious with Sancho’s constant lateness and poor training performance, but those close to him deny Turnbach’s claims.”
The club’s biggest star, Ronaldo, also had a falling out with Turnbach after his return to the club in 2021, when he became outspoken in the media about the problems at the club, including Turnbach’s management of the club and the club’s operations. The case was eventually dropped when Ronaldo left the club for Saudi Arabia in 2022.
If it’s true that the locker room is critical of Turnbach, it’s a clear indication that Turnbach has lost favor.
Furthermore, Mourinho’s United are currently in 10th place in the league with four points from eight games. After starting the season with their worst 안전놀이터 form in 37 years, since 1986, Mourinho was informed on July 7 that he would be sacked during the upcoming A-League match against Brentford if they lost.
With neither the results nor the goodwill of the players on the line, United fans will have to wait and see if the ‘anonymous United player’ comment is the beginning of the end for Turnbach’s unstable managerial career, or if it’s just a case of misunderstanding.