Jose Mourinho Ends 'Difficult Week' With Bizarrely Brief Press Conference

Posted August 26, 2018

Mourinho, whose tetchiness in the pre-match press conference made ripples, can not wait to be on the touchline on Monday. There, he was asked whether he had any problems with Ed Woodward, the coach responded of course and simply stated "NO".

Manchester United were linked with a move for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld this summer.

The growing unrest at Old Trafford was compounded last weekend when United were defeated 3-2 by Brighton but Mourinho insists there is no tension between himself and the club's hierarchy. I feel we played well against Leicester and we won. "Against Spurs? I would like to play well and win".

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Mourinho would not be drawn on whether this was frustrating.

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The former Real Madrid man already has claims thrown at him about how he's a dinosaur now and no longer relevant.

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According to Manchester Evening News, Jamie said: "Mourinho once told me after losing his job at Chelsea how he could see how management was evolving, players no longer receptive or tolerant to criticism even behind closed doors". The team, despite targetting Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, failed to add any solid additions to their central defense, which has come under wide scrutiny.

Wanyama missed the first half of last season because of the injury but finished the campaign with 24 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham, although just eight of those were made in the starting XI during the Premier League campaign.

The United boss also refused to expand on Paul Pogba's comments following the defeat at Brighton when he said that his attitude was not "right."

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Mourinho did go on to admit that it has been a trying week following the loss but rejected a suggestion that the Tottenham game represents a good chance to get back on track. A win would help Mourinho calm down things, while a defeat would only further intensify fans want for Mourinho's sacking.