Jose Mourinho said he received a text from the Manchester United board telling him to pay no attention to reports he was to be sacked regardless of the result in Saturday's clash with Newcastle United.
"I will say", Neville continued, "there is something rotten to the core about the way the club is operating and it has to be coming from the top".
Poor performances have been compounded by off-field problems during an uncomfortable start to the season at Old Trafford, with the relationship between Mourinho and star Paul Pogba making unwanted headlines.
Neville was enraged about the suggestion Mourinho will be forced to lead out his team at Old Trafford knowing his days in the job are numbered, accusing the United hierarchy of "playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world". On the flip side, if United don't win this game there'll be major trouble at Old Trafford.
"It's unacceptable I have to say that Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support he's ever had in his life tomorrow I think in that ground - and I'll be there to give it to him".
- Newcastle have lost eight Premier League matches when scoring first against Manchester United - a joint-high in the competition alongside Southampton v Man Utd and Sunderland v Chelsea (eight defeats).
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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has blasted a reported decision to sack Jose Mourinho as "an absolute disgrace".
The Sky Sports pundit in his prediction for Saturday's meeting between the two sides, claimed that if Man United could hand pick any team to play this weekend they would choose the Magpies.
"I think it's a ridiculous talk because the players, they do not play for the manager", Mourinho said. Get some leadership and for me at this moment in time I'm furious. The goal seemed to inject the team with the confidence they had been lacking. I think of Louis Van Gaal being sacked on the evening of an [FA Cup] final and finding out from other people.
The Spurs boss may have taken the London club as far as he can and could see Manchester United as the ideal place to take that next step up in his managerial career, despite his eternal link with the Real Madrid job.
Asked why it was so hard to get the players working together with team spirit, the United boss said: "Because sometimes things are not just in the manager's hands". I absolutely love it to death, it's been my life.
Manchester City are ready to continue their efforts to buy every player in the world after they turned their attention to Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, the Sunday Star believes. "If they play for the manager, they are not good professionals".