Jose Mourinho has slammed Manchester United fans following Saturday’s victory over Tottenham.
His criticism came after the Old Trafford Faithful were heard booing Mourinho’s decision to replace Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial, rather than Romelu Lukaku, who had been relatively anonymous until that point.
However Lukaku did make a decisive contribution, flicking the ball on to Martial to score the winner late in the dying moments of the game.
Speaking to the club’s official TV channel MUTV, Mourinho said:
“I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don’t support him so much because he gives everything and I think it is not fair when scoring the goal or not scoring the goal [he] makes the whole difference,
“I don’t think it is fair at all. So, I’m a bit disappointed – but not with him. With him [I am] very pleased.”
“I really don’t understand some reactions why.
“Are they [the fans] Red Devils? Sometimes I don’t know because they [Lukaku and Martial] work amazingly well.
“Today there were two strikers playing together against three top central defenders – the best we have in Europe – and their work was amazing. He scored with a bad shot but a bad shot sometimes can be a beautiful one.
“Sometimes he [Martial] starts the match and his contribution is good. Maybe he is not scoring as many times as he does coming from the bench, but he is playing well, the same as Rashford, the same as Lukaku.
“I really don’t understand some reactions why.”
Lukaku started the season in blistering form, scoring 11 goals in 10 games, but has now failed to score in his last four appearances for the Red Devils.