Manchester United's Nemanja Matic: Jose Mourinho's media antics 'good for us'

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic: Jose Mourinho's media antics 'good for us'

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic: Jose Mourinho's media antics 'good for us'

It was a rewarding first period for Mourinho and his team, not to mention the 2,400 visiting supporters at Turf Moor who showed their backing for Mourinho.

United fans will just be feeling glad they're entering the worldwide break on a high, showing great promise despite the penalty and red card. As we have seen last weekend against Watford, that is what exactly happened.

But United did not do that.

"If the manager thinks I'm ready and he wants me to play, I will play, for sure", the right-back told ESPN FC.

It's no great surprise that United rebuffed a direct top four rival for two of their stars, and whilst Martial is seemingly impossible to prise away from Old Trafford, that may not be the case with Mata. We lost at home, and if the fans had reacted bad the team loses confidence, the week is not a good week because the team feels pressure. We are together, we are strong and I can't wait to start.

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Many had commented on how unsuited the Portuguese was to the team, his man management was criticised and he was accused of not getting the best out of players.

Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford (R) head butts Burnley's English-born Scottish defender Phil Bardsley before being sent off during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on September 2, 2018. And while he's said he is happy where he is, the Sky Sports report points to an interview Pavard gave to L'Equipe on Tuesday in which he said, "My career plan was to stay one more season in Germany".

Jose Mourinho sanctioned the deal to sign Sanchez from Arsenal in a direct swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining the north London outfit in the January transfer window. These past few weeks have not been easy for him, despite himself not making them easy for himself either. "Luke Shaw had a good performance and there were many others, too".

United had a chance to make it three from the spot after Rashford went down under challenge from Aaron Lennon but Pogba's effort was superbly saved by former Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, who had been taunted throughout by the travelling support. His performances could vindicate Mourinho a little bit, as the Englishman is improving under the boss. He will look to regain his form while the Belgian has to improve on his finishing having missed 3 golden chances already this season.

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