Shaqiri blamed for Mourinho sacking: ‘That’s your fault!’

Date published: Friday 21st December 2018 10:39

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Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that he got a “lot of messages” from friends saying it was “his fault” that Jose Mourinho got sacked by Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s men beat the Red Devils 3-1 on Sunday with that result the final straw as United relieved Mourinho of his duties on Tuesday morning.

Shaqiri climbed off the bench on 70 minutes, with the scores level at 1-1, to bag a brace and take Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League.

“I had a lot of messages from my friends when it happened,” Shaqiri told The Guardian.

“There were a lot of good messages about the United game at first and then, when the news came out about Mourinho, I had messages saying: ‘That’s your fault!’ But this is football sometimes.

“I don’t think it was just because we won that game that United wanted to change their manager.

“There were other reasons but it means the game goes down in history. It will always be in my history too.”

 

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