Lee Grant: The team atmosphere has been nothing but positive

Lee Grant: The team atmosphere has been nothing but positive

Manchester United star Lee Grant has dismissed reports of there being an unhappy camp and insisted the team atmosphere has been nothing but positive.

Rumours emerged that Jose Mourinho’s attitude as well as demeanour on their pre-season has ruined the mood of the players ahead of a crucial season.

It was also said the Portuguese’s constant attacks on some of the members of the squad has had a negative effect on the United stars.

Whatever the reason it appeared as though Mourinho was losing his players and there was almost going to be a player strike of sorts.

However, Grant has cleared the air up and dismissed the reports as being completely false which is nothing new as this has been a recurring theme.

According to Manchester Evening News, Lee said to Sky Sports: “From what we’re getting from the inside it [the atmosphere around the camp] has been nothing but positive.

“He’s come in even after the Liverpool game and spoken very highly of what we’ve have given as a team and as a unit.

“The messages we are getting from the manager are positive ones and that is important for us going forward.

“His attitude and demeanour around the place is great and that is helpful for us especially when we are under-manned and we are working our hardest.

“We are well aware at this stage of the season you have got to work hard and get the minutes into the legs and that is what we are doing.”

Jose certainly doesn’t help himself with the way he’s addressed the media of late and his constant complaints haven’t gone unheard.

However, the former Real Madrid manager is known for his deflecting tactics and he could easily be doing all of this in order to take attention away from his team’s performances.

There was never more uproar than after the 4-1 battering the Red Devils took from Liverpool but rather than discuss the result, the media were distracted by Mourinho’s comments.

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