Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has raised a few eyebrows with his comments of late.
The Portuguese coach took a thinly-veiled swipe at fans who have criticised Romelu Lukaku, who has failed to score in his last five outings after netting 11 in 10.
According to The Guardian, Mourinho claimed that the Belgian international should be “untouchable” because of his quality.
The former Chelsea boss has continued to question the fans by referring to the atmosphere of the Old Trafford crowd in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
While previewing this evening’s Champions League match against Benfica, Mourinho wrote:
“I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham.”
As expected, the fans have had something to say about their manager’s remarks, and there have been various responses.
hes getting close to losing quite a bit of support, would be wiser to shut up, rally the crowd in the stadium, passion together not tit4tat
— Andrew Rayner (@kendalgiant) October 31, 2017
He wants out, clear to see – fans have no issues with Rom, making something out of nothing to create a divide … get Poch in.
— Chuck Tyson (@MUFC_Chuck) October 31, 2017
I’m not defending J Mourinho & I believe he’s 1) got this wrong & 2) fighting a losing battle BUT maybe he’s referencing the OT quiet. #mufc
— Rajat (@rajatx7) October 31, 2017
Media smells blood cuz of that stupid Mourinho quotes about fans. As long as we keep winning, want us to ignore those stupid comments. #mufc
— Basim. (@Syed_Basim) October 31, 2017
No idea what Mourinho hopes to gain from creating a barney with his own fans? Don't lose the people who've got your back Jose #mufc
— NiftyPete (@NiftyPete99) October 31, 2017
— Akatwijuka Isaac (@DoroNewton) October 31, 2017
He's right. Some of our fans are just spoilt! Give the gaffer and the team a break!
— Nimrod G. Nkonge (@NimrodGuantai) October 31, 2017
— Aimee Louise (@AimeeLouise77) October 31, 2017
Mourinho saying “some of you” and the whole fanbase freaking out!
Yeah right! #mufc
— Ktorum 🔴⚪️⚫️ (@KjellCaramell) October 31, 2017
Mourinho feeling that three-year itch already. #mufc
— Marcus Chhan (@MarcusChhan) October 31, 2017
In terms of results, United have only had two minor setbacks, which were a goalless draw with Liverpool and 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town.
For most of the season they have been level with rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race, but due to the results mentioned, the Red Devils have dropped five points off the pace.