Jose Mourinho has said he doesn’t need to know what his Paul Scholes said after the critic slammed the Manchester United boss for ‘embarrassing the club,’ following their lacklustre loss at West Ham.
Mourinho has been criticised for the tactics he’s employed during United’s 3-1 humbling defeat by West Ham on Saturday and their 1-1 draw with Valencia Tuesday night.
In a pre-match attack, the former United midfielder said how he was surprised Mourinho has survived, something the Portuguese manager wasn’t interested in hearing.
“I am not interested in that, I don’t need to know what Paul Scholes said,” Mourinho said.
“He has freedom of speech just like anyone else, just like the fans who were chanting ‘attack, attack’ in the second half. People can say what they like, especially Manchester United supporters, because I respect their point of view.”
Under increasing pressure following their exit from the Carabao Cup by Championship outfit Derby and now with four home games without a win for the first time in his managerial career, Mourinho was booed by the fans, after their latest performance failed to yield a serious effort on goal until the 71st minute.
However after the match the manager said that whilst he wasn’t pleased with the result, he thought his team had improved following their weekend loss.
“I was pleased with the improvement from Saturday, I was not pleased with the result, but it is not a bad result,” he said.
United who have spent more than £400million in two-and-a-half years at the club and have the highest wage bill in the Premier League, were playing a Spanish side that lies 14th in La Liga, not a great advert for a manager whose days at Old Trafford are numbered.
It’s now down to the board to decide whether they will let this decline continue.