Jose Mourinho has aimed another small dig at Manchester United fans suggesting they should have taken more enjoyment from Saturday’s narrow win over Tottenham.
The Red Devils sealed a 1-0 victory against Spurs in a match of few real chances, with substitute Anthony Martial latching onto Romelu Lukaku’s hopeful flick-on to score the only goal of the game.
Some of the home fans had groaned at Lukaku’s relatively subdued performance at Old Trafford, prompting Mourinho to defend his ‘untouchable’ striker afterwards.
Despite starting the season in fine scoring form, United have only netted more than once in one of their last five Premier League games – against bottom of the table Crystal Palace.
That has got some fans and pundits questioning Mourinho’s tactics, especially compared to the more free-flowing Manchester City, and the Special One appears a little agitated by the criticism.
Speaking in Tuesday’s United Review, the programme for the Benfica game, he says: ‘I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham.’
Despite sitting second in the Premier League table, and top of their Champions League group, Mourinho’s tenure at United is just starting to become a little bit fractious.
The Portuguese coach recently admitted that he would not end his career at Old Trafford, while simultaneously praising PSG’s project, and has questioned fans over their treatment of Lukaku.
After the win over Spurs, he told MUTV: ‘I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don’t support him [Lukaku] so much because he gives everything and I think it is not fair when scoring the goal or not scoring the goal makes the whole difference.
‘I don’t think it is fair at all. So I’m a bit disappointed – but not with him. With him very pleased.’
Published at Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:01:50 +0000