United fans at Old Trafford.

Mourinho: The fans have been fantastic

Jose Mourinho has praised the Manchester United fans for the support they gave the team in the first two games of the season.

The Reds beat Leicester City 2-1 in the opening match of the 2018/19 campaign, before last weekend’s disappointing 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Speaking in his press conference at the Aon Training Complex on Friday ahead of Monday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, the boss was asked how important the backing of the fans has been.

Jose Mourinho speaking in his pre-match press conference.
Hear the boss praise the club's fans in his pre-match press conference.

“The supporters were fantastic in both matches – not for me, for the team, which is the only thing that matters,” he said.

“In my career, I was never selfish, I was never thinking about myself, I was always a club man and that's what I am, so I'm really happy when the supporters support the team.

“Against Leicester, you could see it as a normal situation because the team was playing well and winning.

“But to be supportive of the team against Brighton when we didn't play well and we lost the match gives you a fantastic feeling. The players also feel it and they are ready to give them everything they have.”

The Reds will welcome Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs team to the Theatre of Dreams on Monday evening for our third Premier League game of the season. Kick-off is at 20:00 BST and you can watch live build-up to the game on MUTV from 18:00 BST.

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