Mourinho hits out at Manchester United Superstar after Burnley win

Tanya Simon
September 5, 2018

Jose Mourinho's charges came into the Burnley clash under massive pressure, following the 3-0 defeat at home against Tottenham, but they stood up to the challenge and clinched a 2-0 victory thanks to a Lukaku brace.

"Bardsley's been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy".

Speaking about United's overall performance against Burnley, Mourinho said, "I think it was a very, very good performance with a result which was short." .

"He knows what he is doing", Matic said, via the Guardian.

"I don't know that, but the fact is you can't tell me that Gareth, knowing that he only has Harry Kane as a main guy, Danny Welbeck is not starting for Arsenal, Jamie Vardy's just retired". It's good for us.

United allowed Marouane Fellaini's contract to run down and eventually bowed to the Belgian's wage demands after a series of public pleas from Mourinho.

Pogba's penalty miss, which saw the Frenchman take a very long and exaggerated run-up before Hart guessed correctly, meant that United weren't as far out of sight as they perhaps should have been.

"I didn't see planes but Ed Woodward won this afternoon".

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"We are Manchester United, this is how we have to play in every game and against Tottenham we did the same".

United deserved to win what proved to be an eventful game on Sunday, with Paul Pogba missing a penalty and Marcus Rashford earning a straight red card in the space of two second-half minutes.

"We had passages, we had pockets, but the second goal was the real one that hurt us". When quizzed about still holding the prestigious title of "The Special One" he demanded "respect, respect, respect" from journalists, noting his three Premier League titles is more than the other division's bosses combined.

"We've got players in the squad that are inspirational, that you want to go to Old Trafford to watch. Sometimes people talk about the perception but the reality was on the pitch and the reality is if you want to be a contender, today you need to win".

"The manager knows my qualities so he knows how I can help the team", added the 30-year-old.

"We know that to come here [to Burnley] is always hard because they play direct, always in the box".

"We have to start to win the games and I think we played well, like we played first half against Spurs, I think we did well".

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