Jose Mourinho claims modern footballers have such fragile egos that one Manchester United player asked the Portuguese coach not to criticise him in front of his team-mates.
Manchester United have rediscovered their attacking verve under caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, midfielder Paul Pogba has said.
He also refuted Paul Ince’s claims that “anyone” could have improved the club’s form after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
United dismissed Mourinho on Tuesday after suffering their worst start to a league season for 28 years and replaced him with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, until the end of the season.
Mourinho was relieved of his duties on Tuesday morning, with Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, who left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League, proving to the final straw.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino emerged on Tuesday as the hot favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as coach of Manchester United earlier in the day.
Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat by arch-rivals and Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday