4 Man United stars threatened Woodward with January exit before Mourinho sacking

4 Man United stars threatened Woodward with January exit before Mourinho sacking

- Man United decided to sack Jose Mourinho to stop players from quitting in their numbers in January

- Four squad members threatened executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward with transfer requests if the Portuguese remained at the club

- Woodward decided to act in the club's interest by sacking Mourinho on Tuesday, December 18

Four Manchester United squad members played major role in the sack of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday, December 18, after threatening club chief Ed Woodward with a transfer request.

According to The Mirror report and the Daily Star, each of the four players were left unhappy by Mourinho’s behaviour to some squad members and went behind the tactician to air their grievances with Woodward.

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And they also disclosed their plans to quit Old Trafford in January should the Portuguese remain at the helms of affairs.

Woodward was eager to stall the players from carrying out their threat as the atmosphere around the club was tense with cliques springing up at Old Trafford.

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He eventually sent Jose Mourinho packing early in the week and named club icon Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until end of the season.

The report further revealed that the treatment meted out to the trio of Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly by Jose Mourinho did not go down with team members, but will be banking on Solskjaer to help reunite squad members.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho barely three-years in charge at the Theatre of Dreams.

United have recorded poor strings of results in all through their campaign including their 3-1 bashing at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Mourinho's assistant and former captain, Micheal Carrick is reportedly going to be in charge until a new manager is appointed.

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