Jose Mourinho: I don’t behave like a clown on the touchline but I’m still passionate

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted his passion for the game hasn’t diminished just because he doesn’t show it on the touchline unlike some other Premier League managers.

Mourinho, who is always painted as a moody, unhappy character by the media, has had to deal with fierce rivals Manchester City’s incredible form in the league.

The Sky Blues are currently unbeaten so far in the campaign, diminishing his own side’s progress, with some even reporting that the Portuguese manager is willing to walk at the end of the season.

15 points separates the two Manchester clubs with the former Chelsea boss hinting several time’s that his board must continue to invest in the team in order to keep up with Pep Guardiola’s men.

In regards to passion, he seemed to take a swipe at rival managers Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte and perhaps even Guardiola, who are all known to be a little exuberant in their manners on the touchline.

According to the Daily Star, Jose said: “Because I don’t behave as a clown on the touchline it means I lost my passion? I prefer to do the way I do it. Much more mature, better for my team and myself.

“You don’t have to behave like a crazy guy on the touchline. The way a person is dedicated to his work, not what you do in front of the cameras.”

The Red Devils started the season in top gear but have since diminished considerably, only recently ending a worrying run of matches with a win vs Everton.

United were once praised at the start of the season for their incredible depth but the squad has since been found wanting in a crucial time.

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are a front four worthy of any top side and Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic rival any midfield pairing, at least on paper.

However, it’s fair to say some players, whether the ones mentioned above or others, haven’t necessarily stood up for the club when needed.

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