Jose Mourinho sends heartfelt message to Man United fans

Jose Mourinho praises Manchester United's fans for the support they have shown him in recent weeks

Jose Mourinho says that he could not be prouder to be Manchester United manager following the support he received at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese coach has found himself under intense pressure in recent days after he watched his team lose 4-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mourinho has been tasked with guiding United back into the top four after their disappointing fifth-placed finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

However, the Red Devils are currently six points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City in the race for the title.

But Mourinho was full of praise for Manchester United supporters for the reception he was given by the Red Devils fans at Old Trafford during Wednesday night’s clash with City in the EFL Cup.

Speaking to MUTV after the game, Mourinho said: “It is real passion that doesn’t depend on results or the moments. It is easy to be a Man United fan when you win the Treble, when you win five titles in seven years. But it is not so easy when you lose 4-0 and this is incredible.

“The only thing I can say is that I couldn’t be prouder than I am to be Man United manager. Like I wrote in my [programme] notes, after such a bad result the only way I know is to fight. We are going to fight and the players did that for the fans. The fans did that for the fans too because they also played this game.

“This was not the Champions League final. It is just the League Cup last 16, but it was against City and it was after a big defeat so it was very important for us.”

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Mourinho and his team now turn their attentions towards their Premier League clash with Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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