Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has blasted his side’s ‘unfair’ treatment by the media over the Old Trafford club’s performances.
The comments are in relation to United’s 2-1 win against Chelsea, in which Romelu Lukaku starred, although Mourinho says that, away from that game, his team are better than the press make out.
“We have very good matches and we have very good periods of matches,” the Portuguese boss told the Manchester Evening News. “Sometimes the media are a bit unfair with all of us, with myself, with the players. We are better than you say. Against Chelsea, we had a very good second-half. But it’s a quality to know how to play against teams who at certain moments are better than you. And Chelsea were better than us; for 20 minutes, for half-an-hour, they were better than us. It’s important to know how to play when the opponent is better than you. I always say to my players, even in matches where we are dominant, and we are the best team, there will always be, normally, a period in the match where the opponent reacts and where the opponent is better than you. And you have to know how to play in these moments.”
United moved back above Liverpool in the Premier League table by winning over Crystal Palace on Monday evening.