Jose Mourinho implores media to ‘start bothering’ Spurs instead

source: football365

Jose Mourinho has given a damning verdict on the English media, adding that they should “start bothering” Tottenham instead.

Mourinho has turned Manchester United’s season around in recent weeks, following up a 2-0 victory over Burnley before the international break with an impressive 2-1 win away at Watford.

Last season’s runners-up are now eighth in the Premier League table after five games, level on points with both Arsenal and Tottenham.

Mourinho is at pains to point that out, as he feels that he and United have been subjected to criticism far too intense for their position.

“Just to give as an example last week, which was a week full of criticism of the number of games that Marcus Rashford does not play, according to them,” Mourinho told ESPN Brasil, as translated by the wonderful Sport Witness.

“And then it comes to the conclusion that of all the young English players, selectable for the national team, so to speak, he’s the player who has more games played.

“This clearly reflects that the goal is not to speak the truth, that the goal is to destabilize a group that works as you have seen today. That even in difficulty in the final part of the game, went to the end, fought for the three points.”

Asked why he feels he and United receive such media attention, he replied: “Maybe United’s story and my story. United won a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot. And I also won a lot, a lot, a lot. Maybe people tire a little of it.

“But at least we will continue to do our work and little by little we go, because we started really badly with two defeats. But we already have the same points as Arsenal, we already have the same points as Tottenham and we are getting there little by little.”

Speaking to RedeTV in a separate inteview, the Portuguese added: “Tottenham have now lost two straight. If there is equality of treatment, if there is equality in the way of looking and reporting, they will leave us calm and will start bothering others.”

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