Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left the post match press conference at the Old Trafford Monday night more desconsolate than he was minutes earlier after his Red Devils were disgraced by a ruthless Tottenham Hotspur side with a 3-0 pounding in the Premier League.
A livid Mourinho lashed out at a journalist who asked how he felt about many home fans leaving the stadium before full time after Tottenham had Manchester United under the cosh with Lucas Moura’s brace and Harry kane’s headed effort.
“Just to finish, do you know what was the result? 3-0. Do you know what this means?” Mourinho thundered gesticulating with three fingers.
“3-0. But this also means three Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them. Respect. Respect.”
“We lost last season here against Sevilla and we were booed because we deserved (it), because we were not good, because we were not dangerous enough.
“Today the players left the pitch after they were beaten at home and they were applauded because they deserve it. So you keep trying and trying and trying and keep trying.”
A calmer Mourinho spoke to Sky Sports just before the post match press conference.
“We worked very well during the week, we prepared well, we played well, the players had a fantastic attitude,” he said.
“At half-time the result should be 2-0, 3-1, 3-0, but then something changed the game a bit and the result was 2-0 but the team was in the game.
“I think everyone felt one goal could change the direction of game, Tottenham felt it, we did too, but then the third goal changed the game.”
“We worked all week, and by strategy we didn’t lose, tactically we didn’t lose, but we lost the game.
“But all our fans don’t read papers, all our fans don’t watch television, all our fans are more intelligent than that and answered in an amazing way. I don’t think it’s normal for a team to lose at home and (the fans) react like that.
“The team, until the result was over, was playing to change that result. The team was playing for that. I’m not saying with one goal we would win but we were very much in the game and only 3-0 smashed the mentality of the game.
“Goals are an amazing vitamin and goals conceded are an overdose of fatigue. When you concede two goals it’s an overdose of fatigue.”