Jose Mourinho has told reporters to go and focus on other Premier League teams after incessantly criticising Manchester United at the start of the season.
The Reds were on the end of huge amounts of criticism, mainly directed at manager Mourinho and Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward, after two consecutive defeats in their opening three games of the league campaign.
Man United were humiliated in a 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion away from home, and were no better in a terrible 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
Since, they’ve won their last two games, scoring two goals in each, against Burnley and Watford, either side of the international break. Now, Mourinho has urged reporters to give his rivals the same treatment he was given after two consecutive defeats.
“Tottenham have now lost two straight,” Mourinho told RedeTV.
“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.”
Mourinho was given such treatment, perhaps, because of his previous brilliance and current averageness. But he is right to suggest that Spurs be given some similar treatment, or any top club who goes through a similar sticky patch,
The difference with United and Spurs, though, is that manager Mauricio Pochettino has developed his team into a far better side than when he arrived. It’s a young-ish side. Mourinho, on the other hand, has improved the team, but not as much as people wished.