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WATCH: Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Storms Out Of Post-match Press Conference Demanding 'Respect'

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:


  • Jose Mourinho stormed out of the post-match press conference, demanding respect from the journalists following Manchester United's 0-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur
  • He saw his team getting stunned for the second game in succession, following Red Devils' 2-3 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last week

After Manchester United's humiliating 0-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho was not a happy man. He saw his team getting stunned for the second game in succession, following Red Devils' 2-3 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last week.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss showed his antics prior to the recent defeat, during the pre-match press conference. His media interaction lasted a mere four minutes before he walked away.

And in the post-match press conference, Mourinho's presence amongst the journalists was even less. The United boss, on being questioned about the humiliating defeat, demanded 'respect' for his achievements in the Premier League era.

"Losing 3-0, losing 3-0, taking two hours away from here to the centre of Manchester because it's where I live. We lost last season here against Sevilla, and we were booed, because we deserved, because we were not good, because Sevilla deserved to win. Today, the players, they left the pitch, after losing at home, and the were applauded because they deserve it," said Mourinho.

Further, the 55-year-old hit out at the journalists for their questions against him, stating, "Just to finish, do you know what was the scoreline? 3-0, 3-0, do you know what that means? It's 3-0. But it 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, respect!"

The Red Devils, coming on the back of a shocking 2-3 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last week, were expected to put a much better performance against a team they always beat at Old Trafford. Mourinho made six changes to his team from the previous match, with a new centre-back pairing of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones taking guard. There was also a start for Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic.

During the first half, the players played with a lot of vigor, creating chance after chance. Romelu Lukaku should have given them the lead in the 13th minute, when a mistake by Danny Rose allowed him clean through on goal. But the Belgian put his effort wide of the goal.

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Despite the miss, Mourinho's men continued their assault at Hugo Lloris and his defence. Though, their finishing lacked conviction, and that's where the game slipped away from their hands.

When the second half started, the crowd expected the home team to come out all guns blazing. But it was a completely different picture! In the 50th minute, Spurs got a corner on the right. Kieran Trippier put in a good ball, which was beautifully headed into the goal by Harry Kane.

The spectators were left stunned at what they say, but they had no clue that something worse was to follow. Just two minutes later, the visitors doubled their lead. Christian Eriksen was put in behind the defense on the right wing, after being played onside by Ander Herrea, and he played a lovely cut-back in the box, which was brilliantly finished by Lucas Moura.

And the humiliation was complete in the 84th minute, when Moura, put through by Kane, used his pace to beat Smalling, and then placed his effort past a hapless David de Gea. The goal didn't just hand United a defeat in this match, but also put another black spot in Mourinho's managerial career at the club.