‘Negative media’, ‘Guarantees trophies’ – Man United fans back Jose Mourinho despite criticism

The United fans in the Tavern have been defending their manager’s style of football this morning after the Red Devil’s came out 2-1 winners against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Old Trafford faithful watched on as Marcus Rashford put them 2-0 up before an Eric Bailly own-goal halved the deficit for Liverpool in the second half.

Despite the win over now 4th placed Liverpool, Jose Mourinho has come in for criticism on Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement show for the way he set his team up to approach the second half. Liverpool failed to manage a single effort on target in the second 45 minutes at Old Trafford and bar a moment of madness from Eric Bailly, never looked like scoring. However, the Portuguese tactician has been slated by pundits for “negative football” despite his side’s win.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager has been accused of deploying boring football in the past and is synonymous with ‘parking the bus’ during difficult games in the hope of earning a point. On Sunday Supplement, the panel agreed that Mourinho’s style is not sustainable at Manchester United because of the club’s rich history as a flamboyant, attacking side.

You can read the Man United fan’s responses to the criticism here:

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