Jose Mourinho: I will say when players are good but not bad

Jose Mourinho: I will say when players are good but not bad

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hit back at the media following his side’s defeat to Brighton on Sunday evening.

The Portuguese manager watched on while his players slumped to a 3-2 defeat in their second Premier League fixture of the season.

United conceded twice within half an hour to put themselves in deep trouble and failed to recover after that.

Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were on the scoresheet for Mourinho’s men but it wasn’t enough to unlock a stubborn Brighton defence.

Though there were certainly several individuals culpable for the loss, the former Chelsea manager refused to call anyone out due to the media.

According to Manchester Evening News, Jose said: “When I speak about individual performances and I’m critical you just don’t accept it and the press the pundits they are very critical with me when I go in that direction so please don’t ask me to go in that direction because it’s not good for me.

“So I will be very very happy to analyse their performances when they are good. It’s a great thing for me to say player A, B, C was fantastic. That’s amazing for me.

“I will say when they are good, but when I can’t do that don’t push me to the other side.”

Jose is right in his assessment that he himself gets criticised for others and stories are in turn created that simply don’t exist.

For example, the United boss criticised Paul Pogba for his inconsistencies along with Anthony Martial and also criticised Luke Shaw for poor performances.

Suddenly fabricated stories emerged on how the two Frenchmen and Englishman were unhappy with Mourinho.

The relationship between the players and manager were out of nowhere said to be fractured and that all three wanted to leave the club.

It makes sense then that Jose has since done nothing but praise his players, particularly from the start of this season.

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