Antonio Valencia issued an apology after liking an Instagram post which called for manager José Mourinho to be sacked.
The post was shared on an Antonio Valencia fan page and was accompanied by three photos of the Ecuadorian in action during last night's 0-0 draw with Valencia.
The Manchester United captain said that he was reacting to the pictures in the post, and did not read the accompanying text.
Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture. These are not my views and I apologise for this. I am fully supportive of the manager and my teammates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results. pic.twitter.com/bMEsrAwMkh
— Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) October 3, 2018
Many are sceptical of his explanation, although Valencia did pledge his support to the former Chelsea boss after last night's game.
This is just the event latest in what has been a tumultuous period at Manchester United, with Mourinho at the centre of a number of controversies involving his players.
His public stripping of the vice-captaincy from Paul Pogba has been widely criticised, while he is also rumoured to have fallen out with defender Eric Bailly after he missed a match due to illness late last season.
Bailly has found himself as a substitute for most of the side's Premier League fixtures this season, with young midfielder Scott McTominay favoured in the centre of defence during last weekend's loss to West Ham.
The scoreless draw with Valencia has heaped even further pressure on the Portuguese manager, with his side looking unsure at the back and toothless in attack.
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