Jose Mourinho demands respect after Manchester United’s defeat to Tottenham, declaring: ‘I’ve won more titles than any other manager’

28 Aug

Jose Mourinho rounded on journalists after Manchester United’s defeat to Tottenham, demanding more respect for his achievements in the game before storming out of his press conference.

Mourinho suffered his heaviest lost in management as Spurs ran out convincing 3-0 winners at Old Trafford to leave United 13th in the Premier League table with just one win from their opening three matches.

Lucas Moura scored twice as Spurs eased to victory at Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho is under huge pressure after back-to-back defeats

However, Mourinho – who won three titles in two spells with Chelsea – was in combative mood when challenged about the criticism coming his way both in the media and from fans, with many of those left inside Old Trafford at the final whistle booing.

“We lost a game because we conceded a goal from the first corner of the match against us,” he said.

“In the first half zero corners, zero free-kicks, on minute 50-something they had one corner and scored a goal, and you want, with that goal, you want to transform the story of the game.

“But don’t lose your time. Today I had the proof the best judge in football are the supporters.”

When it was suggested to Mourinho many had walked out before the end, he added: “I would do the same, losing 3-0 and taking two hours from here to the centre of Manchester.”

The Portuguese then went on the offensive, suggesting those in the media questioning him were orchestrating a campaign.

“Keep trying. Keep trying. Keep trying. We lost last season here against Sevilla and were booed because we deserved it, because we were not good,” he said.

“Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and they were applauded because they deserved it.

Jose Mourinho was in feisty mood after the defeat to Tottenham

“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 then left his seat repeating “respect, respect, respect” as he walked out of the press conference.