But a section of the United fans booed when Martial came on for Marcus Rashford on the 70th minute.
The boos were certainly no reflection of the ability of Martial but were a questioning of Mourinho’s choice of who to take off the field.
Rashford had looked lively and sharp while his strike partner Romelu Lukaku, later provided the assist for Martial, had little to show for his efforts.
Mourinho was spotted shushing the supporters after the final whistle – and Murphy reckons it’s because he hates any criticism of his players.
“He’s never liked his teams being criticised”
The former Tottenham midfielder also praised Mourinho’s defensive approach.
Murphy said on Match of the Day: “It is hard, because their neighbours Manchester City are playing such expressive football.
“But he’s never liked his teams being criticised. I think he’s someone who likes being miserable generally, especially with the press.
“But what I would say is, it’s not as easy as it looks to play defensive football and have the best defence in the Premier League. And they have.
“So, it’s what you like watching. Nobody’s the same, we’re all different.”
Published at Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:45:00 +0000