Jose Mourinho has faced severe criticism after his goalless draw against Valencia at Old Trafford in their group fixture of the UEFA Champions League (UEFA European Championship). Mourinho was held responsible for the lack of intensity by the players in the match. However the players have stood up behind the manager despite the flaming rumors of unrest and mutiny that is being fueled after a video of Mourinho berating Paul Pogba during the practice session surfaced in the media.
Marouane Fellaini, the tall and lanky midfielder who started in both of Manchester United’s previous fixtures explained the why the team huddled up in a ring before the match began against Valencia. “Everyone is going in the same direction, to try to improve and to do better,” said Fellaini. “I think we wanted to show that we are together.”
I think everybody is behind the manager. We have to do our best and do our job. We showed it [against Valencia] but we have to do better on Saturday. The spirit is there. You saw it today but we have to win on Saturday [against Newcastle].
It was a bad day against West Ham,”added the Belgian midfielder.
We were all bad. Today, I think we showed improvement and we have to keep going. It was much better than West Ham. We put in energy, effort, we ran forward, we tried to score the goal. We have to keep going.
We have to continue to work hard. We have the next game on Saturday so it is another chance to do better. We have to work hard and try to win
Jose Mourinho has been under heavy pressure from the fans and media for a string of uneventful matches in the recent weeks. After seven matches in the premier league Manchester United is currently languishing at the tenth position in the table. It remains to be seen if Mourinho manages to turn the tide around for the globally followed Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has also backed his players, despite the rumors, after the draw saying that – ‘The Players Tried’