Mourinho praises ‘fantastic’ Manchester United supporters

Jose Mourinho has praised Manchester United’s fantastic supporters during their opening games of the season.

Manchester United and their manager Jose Mourinho have come in for plenty of criticism this summer, with the latest peak of discontent coming in the wake of the defeat to Brighton last week.

However, despite what was being said in the media and on social media, fans within the AmEx stadium were still supportive of their team, despite the abject performance and the 520 mile round trip from Manchester to Brighton and back – something which did not go unnoticed by the Portuguese boss:

“The supporters were fantastic in both matches [against Leicester and Brighton],” Mourinho told his press conference. “Not for me, for the team, which is the only thing that matters.

“In my career, I was never selfish and thinking about myself, I was always a club man. That’s what I am.

“I am really happy when the supporters support the team. Against Leicester, you can say is a normal situation because the team was playing well and was winning.

“To be supportive of the team against Brighton, where we didn’t play well and lost the match, it gives you a fantastic feeling. I hope that feeling, the players also feel it, and the players they are ready to give them everything they have.”

United have a chance to get back to winning ways on Monday night when they host Spurs at home.

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