In the aftermath of Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was critical of Old Trafford’s reception of star summer signing Romelu Lukaku – claiming that the United faithful did not offer enough support to the striker on the weekend.
The Belgian had a busy game, hitting the post in the first half before ultimately flicking on a header for Anthony Martial in the 81st minute which resulted in the lone goal of the game and secured the victory for the Manchester club.
When asked by MUTV to assess Lukaku’s performance, 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 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 very pleased.”
It’s been an uneasy couple of weeks for Mourinho, the club, and United supporters.
After drawing against Liverpool two weeks ago, Mourinho said in a French interview that he would not finish his career at United and was expressive in his admiration of Paris Saint-Germain.
The Portuguese manager’s comments were followed by a humiliating 2-1 defeat to newly promoted Huddersfield Town last weekend.
United fans will hope that the result against Spurs will give the club momentum as they head into November.
Next up for United is a Champions League tie against Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday, before heading down to London to take on Chelsea in the league at the weekend.