Manchester United still in support of Jose Mourinho despite Tottenham Hotspur defeat

Manchester United still in support of Jose Mourinho despite Tottenham Hotspur defeat

Manchester United still in support of Jose Mourinho despite Tottenham Hotspur defeat

It felt like a recognition for all he was given.

United have seen the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea extend their faultless starts to the season to three games, as they set the early pace in the Premier League, with Smalling eager to get going and right the wrongs of the Red Devils' last outing.

Minutes before kickoff Tottenham announced substitute Erik Lamela had been injured in the warmup and would be replaced by 21-year-old midfielder Luke Amos on the bench. Instead, he simply walked over to one of the supporter sections near the corner flag (and, coincidentally or not, near the cameras) and applauded for a significant amount of time.

The players have publicly backed the manager for showing a lot of belief in them and Spurs have reaped the rewards during their comprehensive victories over Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester United respectively.

"Even then, we should have been relaxed, I think".

In doing so, he reached Peak Mourinho in a moment of total frustration.

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But that doesn't mean he happy with everything his Arsenal side did in their 3-1 victory. He added: "We needed to win today and to show our supporters the three points".

"Like I said, I am sorry for the fans, not just the ones here but the ones at home that have been watching and supporting us".

"Always when you lose, you feel the responsibility", Pochettino said. Nothing improved after that and they lost their next two games as well as the Community Shield, which led to the coach leaving in December with the club in 14th place.

Shaw's individual performance was one of the only highlights for United with the left-back receiving special praise from Mourinho after the final whistle. Lucas Moura then grabbed his second of the game late on to compound United's misery. Anything short of three points will only pile on the pressure for the club, Mourinho and the players. "United with the manager?" asked the interviewer.

At the end of it all, Mourinho couldn't stay positive forever. In his third, Mourinho clashed with almost everyone - his players, other coaches, referees, journalists - and would eventually step down, calling the season "the worst of my career".

"No, just to finish, do you know what was the result?" Three-nil. Do you know what this also means? Three-nil. But it also means three premierships (EPL titles), and I've won more premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. "Me three, them two", he said.

As Mourinho walked away from the presser, he called out, "Respect, please".

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