This week again showed just how quickly the atmosphere surrounding a football club can change.
Last weekend Manchester United were riding high after beating arch rivals Liverpool and Chelsea at Old Trafford over recent weeks.
Then came what seemed like a routine fixture against Sevilla to progress to the quarter-final of the Champions League. However, Jose Mourinho’s men put in a shocking display against the La Liga side and were embarrassingly defeated 2-1 in front of their own fans.
United’s Portuguese manager has since come in for some stinging criticism for his overly cautious approach in that game and his comments about his club’s recent European pedigree in his post match interview.
Despite the widespread backlash from the media and United fans this week Mourinho has insisted he remains happy.
“I understand that for many, many, many years it was really really hard for the people who don’t like me, here he is again, here he wins again,”
“For 10 months I win nothing, the last title that I won was 10 months ago, I beat Liverpool, Chelsea, I lose against Sevilla and now is their moment to be happy.
“I learn that in my religious formation, be happy with others happiness, so be it, I am a really happy guy.”
“I’m happy with what I saw in my players after the match, I’m happy that people were sad, that people were frustrated,”
“I’m happy we were on exactly the same page, and happy to see the boys coming back again in my page because we don’t have many days to be sad, we don’t have many days to be, something like, grieve. We don’t have many days for that, so I’m happy the players come back exactly as myself.
“We train very well, always. We don’t need a reaction to train better, the enthusiasm, organisation, every training session with us since day one the players know that.”