- Jose Mourinho believes people expect a lot from him due to his previous success
- He claimed that he is a victim of his own success
- The United gaffer then added that he is doing remarkably fine at Old Trafford
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims he is a victim of his own success and is judged more harshly because of it.
Mourinho, 54, was criticised for his side’s cautious approach in a 0-0 draw away to rivals Liverpool two weeks ago.
And he believes his formidable trophy haul and the high standards he has set in his career mean he is under more scrutiny than other bosses.
He said: “I think it’s my fault — because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles,
“Other people have more time than I have, other people have different standards than I have... and that’s not a problem for me at all.
“We’re going to lose matches, that’s obvious, and I can imagine we’re going to have even more criticism than we have now, but honestly? No problem. It’s not a motivation. It doesn’t change my mind or my stability. We work hard, we try to do the best we can and get the best possible results.
The Manchester United gaffer then added: “In relation to the last match, speaking about the Champions League, I’d like to know — because I don’t know — when United last won two consecutive matches away (2010, against Bursaspor and Rangers).
“I’d like to know the last time United won nine points from three matches in the Champions League (2012).
“So we’re doing okay.”
“If a team defends badly, concedes five goals but attacks phenomenally well and scores six, then that’s absolutely beautiful and amazing,” said the Special One.
“I know my team cannot score four, five or six every match. I know that, especially with a certain profile of matches — it’s difficult for us to score a lot of goals. We have to try to find a balance and I’m really happy with what the team is doing.”