Some Manchester United fans are reacting with amusement at a tweet from journalist Duncan Castles, who has a reputation for his pro-Jose Mourinho bias.
Whether or not this is entirely fair, the writer does seem to have close connections with Mourinho and United, so perhaps simply covers them a lot and just tends to put more of a positive spin on things than most.
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So it surprised a few today when Castles tweeted some criticism of the Portuguese’s tactics against West Ham, with the Red Devils looking poor once again and losing 3-1 at the London Stadium.
United drew at home to Wolves last weekend and were then surprisingly dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Derby County at Old Trafford.
It seems enough is enough, even for a loyalist like Castles, whose tweet about Mourinho’s approach to today’s game attracted more than a few surprised responses, with the feeling seeming to be that if he’s starting to question the manager, it must mean he’s nearing the end at the club…
Am I reading right? Castles is criticising Mourinho ? https://t.co/kF6iBYYOXX
— Hersini (@HersiniJunior) September 29, 2018
Lol Castles has turned. Mourinho is truly dead. https://t.co/eB4TQTH0pR
— c93ve (@c93ve) September 29, 2018
Even Castles has stopped playing for Mourinho! https://t.co/xIw07LJFGk
— Andrew Mullins (@andrewjmmullins) September 29, 2018
So the biggest United update is that Duncan Castles somehow managed to dislodge Jose Mourinho from his throat. Incredible. https://t.co/pw8jt8pVSW
— mobbdeen (@Deen8) September 29, 2018
It's over when his biggest lover calls out his tactics.
— Mr Bourne, IV (@mikeyjaro) September 29, 2018
— Gingers for Limpar (@Gingers4Limpar) September 29, 2018
WOW! questioning the managers approach! WOW
— Mark Baker (@CM10markbaker) September 29, 2018
Mourinho’s Lost Castles it’s all over now https://t.co/KNE4kzVl67
— Congolesa Rice (@judeinlondon2) September 29, 2018