Mourinho: A quarter of the planet are Man Utd fans… I can't meet all of them

Mourinho: A quarter of the planet are Man Utd fans… I can't meet all of them

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he holds a position of great responsibility as the leader of a club “quarter of the planet” supports. 

The Portuguese has been criticised for his defensive style of play when tackling top-six opponents, particularly away from home. These resurfaced again this season when United were held to a 0-0 draw at Liverpool, and even a 1-0 success over Tottenham at Old Trafford did little to quell criticism aimed in his direction.

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With such a sizeable fanbase, Mourinho is away of the pressure that is on him to bring success to the club, but he says that he will “fight” to do so.

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“I cannot meet how many millions [of United fans],” he said. “I think a quarter of the planet is Manchester United red, I cannot meet a quarter of the planet.

“The only thing I can do is what I’ve done since day one – fight for the club, give everything I have, to get as much support as I can for my players – because we are fighting hard and working hard. That’s the only thing that I can do and that’s the only thing we can promise.”

United presently lie second in the Premier League standing but trail Manchester City by five points and face a trip to Chelsea on Sunday to meet the defending champions. 

Published at Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:47:35 +0000

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