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Ferdinand backs Mourinho sacking, says United need fresh ideas

‘Time for fresh ideas – the club needs an injection of positivity’: Rio Ferdinand admits timing was right for Jose Mourinho sacking

  • Rio Ferdinand weighed in on Jose Mourinho’s sacking and says it is right time 
  • Former Manchester United defender believes it is time for some fresh ideas
  • He wrote: ‘The club need an injection of positivity, hopefully this will allow that’
  • Zinedine Zidane is one manager in frame to take over on permanent basis 
  • Manchester  United sack Jose Mourinho after poor first half of the season 

Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United made the right decision in sacking Jose Mourinho. 

The former United defender, now pundit, thinks Mourinho carried the club as far as he could and there is a need for fresh, inspiring impetus from a new boss at Old Trafford. 

Ferdinand posted a long caption crystallising his thoughts on the situation on Instagram: ‘Jose Mourinho Leaves Manchester United. Right now is the right time. Things aren’t improving & he has taken it as far as he can,’ the 40-year-old wrote.

Rio Ferdinand wrote a long message explaining his thoughts on Jose Mourinho's sacking
The former Manchester United defender thinks his old side need fresh ideas

Rio Ferdinand wrote a long message explaining his thoughts on Jose Mourinho’s sacking

Mourinho watched his side lose 3-1 against Liverpool at Anfield in his final game in charge

Mourinho watched his side lose 3-1 against Liverpool at Anfield in his final game in charge

‘I was one of his biggest advocates 2 & half years ago when he joined the club & felt he stabilised when we needed it.

‘You can’t ignore what Jose has achieved as a manager previously but I feel the time has come for fresh ideas at MUFC! 

‘People have been critical of my comments on TV of late but as a fan I am saying it as I see it. 

‘The club needs an injection of positivity & hopefully this decision will allow that to happen. I wish Jose all the best & wish him well for the future,’ he concluded.

Ferdinand's views carry huge weight as he is a club legend at Manchester United

Ferdinand’s views carry huge weight as he is a club legend at Manchester United

Ferdinand spent 12 years at United after moving from Leeds for £30million back in 2002. 

He established himself as a world class performer under Sir Alex Ferguson and clearly feels that his old club need to move in a new direction to revive their fortunes. 

United sacked Mourinho with the club in sixth place in the Premier League, trailing leaders Liverpool by 19 points. 

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is among the favourites to take the helm permanently and could be the man to provide the injection of positivity Ferdinand desires. 

Mourinho leaves United in sixth place, 19 points off Liverpool who are currently leading

Mourinho leaves United in sixth place, 19 points off Liverpool who are currently leading


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