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Jose Mourinho’s post-match cry for redemption might be too late

It was a night to forget for the Old Trafford faithful

We’ve never seen him do something like this.

It was another disappointing night for Man United after Spurs were convincing 3-0 winners at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s side have slumped to their second defeat in as many games and look in a perilous position.

A man under pressure

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A man under pressure

In what seemed like a desperate bid to keep the disgruntled supporters on his side, the Portuguese boss made a point of saying sorry at full-time.

As much of Old Trafford had emptied out by full-time, Mourinho came over to applaud those fans who had stayed.

It was a strange gesture from the United boss and one that is difficult to fully decipher.


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Mourinho headed straight for the supporters by the tunnel

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Mourinho headed straight for the supporters by the tunnel

He stood directly in-front of them and proceeded to clap the remaining crowd

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He stood directly in-front of them and proceeded to clap the remaining crowd

The fans responded well and threw Mourinho a United scarf that he held and took with him down the tunnel

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The fans responded well and threw Mourinho a United scarf that he held and took with him down the tunnel

It has been somewhat of a love/hate relationship between the manager and fans since Mourinho’s arrival in 2016.

He hasn’t been afraid to criticise the Old Trafford crowd in the past, however he now looks as though he’s desperate to keep them onside.

As pundits heap pressure on Mourinho, he might well need all the support he can get in the coming weeks just to keep his job.

A frustrating night at Old Trafford

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A frustrating night at Old Trafford

Mourinho declared post-match that his fans are ‘more intelligent’ than to get hoodwinked by the widespread media criticism of United in recent weeks.

He claimed that the fans answered all the critics in an ‘amazing way’ and hasn’t ever seen a fan base react like that to a 3-0 defeat at home.

Things go from bad to worse

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Things go from bad to worse

It could however be too little too late for Mourinho to win over the supporters.

He has some major bridges to rebuild…


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