‘It should be work, work, work alone!’ Jose Mourinho proves he’s still monitoring Instagram after Paul Pogba row as he calls out Antonio Valencia over his workout video claims
- Manchester United face Bournemouth in a Premier League clash on Saturday
- Antonio Valencia has not played since liking post calling for Jose Mourinho to go
- Defender posted a video of his latest workout but Mourinho says he’s still not fit
- ‘He is injured and can’t train with the team,’ the Manchester United boss said
Jose Mourinho insists Antonio Valencia is not ready to face Bournemouth despite the Manchester United captain posting a video of his latest gruelling workout on Instagram.
United travel visit the south coast club on Saturday looking for their third win in four Premier League matches.
But Mourinho will be without Diogo Dalot, Marouane Fellaini and Valencia, with the latter recovering from a mouth problem.
Jose Mourinho insists Antonio Valencia is not ready to face Bournemouth on Saturday
Defender sent a fitness message to his manager by posting his latest workout on Instagram
Valencia hasn’t featured for United since he liked an Instagram post calling for Mourinho to leave following their 0-0 Champions League draw with Valencia.
On Thursday, a video on Valencia’s Instagram page showed the United captain lifting weights in the gym as he looks to force his way back into the team.
But Mourinho claims Valencia’s ‘funny’ video does not prove he is ready to play, insisting: ‘I watched something funny in Antonio’s Instagram where he says “work, work, work” in the gym.
Valenica liked an Instagram post which called for the United boss to be sacked last month
‘He should say alone because he is injured and can’t train with the team. It looked like he was working really hard – but without the ball and without the team. He’s not ready.’
It’s not the first time Mourinho has spoken about one of his player’s social media antics. In September the Portuguese boss criticised Paul Pogba over a video of him laughing with Andreas Pereira and Luke Shaw during United’s Carabao Cup tie against Derby County the previous night.
Mourinho insisted at the time that he has a professional relationship with Pogba and the manager has refuted claims that Valencia’s recent omission from match-day squads is down to their falling out.
He insisted after their win over Everton on the weekend that Valencia has been recovering from surgery that has kept him out of training for the last week and a half.
In September Mourinho and Paul Pogba had a frosty encounter over an Instagram video
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