Jose Mourinho earned a valuable breathing space ahead of the international break, thanks to Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Burnley.
Mourinho, who had demanded respect from the media last week, got the perfect response from his team after back-to-back defeats, with
Romelu Lukakun scoring a brace halftime to earn United the 2-0 victory.
Concise recalls that the United manager dissolved into anger at a press conference last week when he was challenged about the criticism coming his way after his Manchester United side suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Tottenham.
“Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and they were applauded because they deserved it.
“So keep trying. Do you know what was the result? Three-nil. Do you know what this means (holding up three fingers)?
“Three-nil but it also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them”, Mourinho had said last week.
Reacting to the victory over Burnley, Mourinho, whose name was chanted by a vocal United away end throughout the afternoon, hailed the travelling fans and threw his coat into the crowd after the final whistle to show his appreciation.
Mourinho dedicated the victory over Burnley to Ed Woodward after a protest was held against the club’s executive vice-chairman by supporters before