Jose Mourinho demands respect after Man Utd defeat
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho demanded “respect” from journalists and walked out of his news conference after the 3-0 Premier League home defeat by Tottenham.
The defeat was Mourinho’s heaviest at home in his career, and he has now lost two of his first three league games for the first time.
“I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together,” Mourinho said. “Three for me and two for them.
“Respect, respect, respect man.”
Harry Kane’s header and two goals from Lucas Moura at Old Trafford maintained Tottenham’s 100% start to the season and lifted them to second in the table.
Mourinho was involved in a tense news conference earlier in the week, arriving 30 minutes early, defending his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and leaving after four minutes and 19 seconds.
The Portuguese has won more Premier League titles than the rest of the division’s current managers combined – he won three in two spells with Chelsea, while Pep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini won one each at Manchester City.
Mourinho, who lifted his most recent Premier League crown three years ago, has also won two titles in Portugal, two in Italy and one in Spain, as well as winning the Champions League twice, and the Europa League with United in 2017.
“You want to make the miracle of my team played so well and strategically we were so, so, so, so, so, so good and you want to try and transform this press conference into let’s blame the guy,” he said.
Asked about United’s defending against Spurs, he said: “I am sorry. You have to tell me what is the most important thing because I don’t know.
“When I win matches I come here many times and you are not happy that I win matches and you say the most important is the way of playing.”