Jose Mourinho is “real” and does not fake his emotions like other managers in the Premier League, says Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
United boss Mourinho demanded respect from the media after an angry news conference following a 3-0 defeat by Tottenham at Old Trafford in August.
But Lukaku says the Portuguese is a family man, makes the players laugh and fights for them, and deserves respect.
“People know a side from him which is he’s a winner,” said Lukaku.
“But what I like about him is he’s not going to fake his emotions. When he’s mad, you know he is mad. When he’s happy, you see he is happy.
“I don’t understand why people don’t like the realness about him. When he’s mad at me I know he is mad at me, and I try to do what he wants so he is happy again.”
In an interview with Dion Dublin on Football Focus, the Belgium forward also talks about learning from former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry and ex-Chelsea forward Didier Drogba, his relationship with ex-Everton manager Ronald Koeman and wanting to finish his career with no regrets.