Jose Mourinho furious with ‘s**t’ early Burnley goal against Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has expressed his fury at what he described as a “s**t’ Burnley goal in the opening stages of their 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Marcos Rojo conceded a needless free-kick on the left with two minutes gone and the following set-piece caused chaos in the Man United box, with the ball bouncing off Romelu Lukaku and a series of knees and ankles before Ashley Barnes swept home.

Steven Defour then added a second with a glorious free-kick before Jesse Lingard salvaged a point for the hosts with two wonderfully taken goals.

And Mourinho, speaking after the game, was clearly upset about the way Burnley grabbed their first goal.

The worrying aspect of this quote is that Mourinho doesn’t appear to be upset with his defenders and side’s overall organisation – or lack of it – for the goal, but rather convinced that the home side were just unlucky, recipients of the wrong end of the stick once again under the guise of a kind of universal conspiracy he clearly sees as somehow conspiring against him.

That is not the Mourinho we want to see; this is the Mourinho who invokes a sense of toxicity that ultimately permeates everything around him, and it needs to stop.

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