Jose Mourinho: This is how my Man United players reacted after Chelsea thrashing
The Manchester United manager was pleased with his side's reaction after their thrashing at Stamford Bridge
Jose Mourinho has praised his Manchester United players for the way they reacted to their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea last month.
The Portuguese coach watched his team be torn apart by the Blues at Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte’s men ran riot to make it an unhappy return to west London for Mourinho.
United have struggled to produce consistent form in recent weeks and are winless in four games in the Premier League heading into Sunday’s clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
However, far from being critical of his players, Mourinho has revealed his delight at how his side have bounced back from the disappointments of their recent results.
Speaking ahead of Thursday’s game with Fenerbahce in the Europa League, Mourinho is quoted as saying by The Daily Express: “Of course I am not happy with the results, that’s obvious. What I am happy with is the performances.
“Sometimes you win matches but you feel that period cannot last forever because the team not playing so well. Other times you don’t have so good results but you feel that the way the team plays the good results have to arrive sooner or later. And I have a very good feeling towards the players
“The worst feeling a manager can have is not the bad result it’s not to be happy with the players. I have exactly the opposite feeling.
“After the bad result against Chelsea, the players reacted in an unbelievable way. The number of shots we had in the last match [against Burnley] – which was absolutely incredible – is an example of what the team tried to have a different result
“I am happy with the players and that’s a good feeling for me. Now I am in a club where I want to be and so happy to be. As a minimum I want to stay here to the end of my contract. After that who knows, I am a football man. Very young still. Some people think I’m 75 but I am 53.”
Manchester United are aiming to build on their disappointing fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table last season under Louis van Gaal.