Jose Mourinho Risks Upsetting Manchester United After Criticising Old Trafford Atmosphere
February 04, 2018
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has risked upsetting the Red Devils’ fans by claiming Old Trafford was quiet and lacking in enthusiasm during their 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, his first for the club on his home debut, led Mourinho’s men to the three points, downing David Wagner’s struggling Terriers, who have not won since December 16.
United closed the gap on Manchester City at the top of the table to 13 points after their draw at Burnley earlier in the day, but Mourinho was far from happy with the noise levels in the stadium.
“Old Trafford is a quiet stadium. It is not Portsmouth,” he said in his post-match press conference.
“I remember Portsmouth when I came to the Premier League. It is such a small stadium, but it has an incredible atmosphere.
“Here the atmosphere is a bit quiet. It is not very, very enthusiastic, but the players like to play at home.”
United fans may not be best pleased with hearing that, but attention was focussed more on acknowledging the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster on Tuesday.