Jose Mourinho has described the victory over Burnley on Sunday, as a victory for Ed Woodward after the club’s Vice Chairman was labelled “specialist in failure”.
The Red Devils cruised to a 2-0 victory, despite Rashford’s sending off and Pogba denied from the spot. Romelu Lukaku scored a brace prior to end of the first interval, as the Manchester club responded positively following their 3-0 humiliation against Spurs last Monday.
Mourinho’s name was on the lips of every Manchester united supporter throughout the game, the Portuguese reciprocated to the gesture by giving his coat away at the end of the game. Ed Woodward was described with the specialist in failure tag, the same tag Mourinho used to describe Arsene Wenger years back.
“You know, in the match I am not looking to the sky unless I am asking something for the guy to give me help,” said the United manager on the pre-match show. “I didn’t see planes but Ed Woodward won this afternoon. He won 2-0.”
Mourinho also stated that Old Trafford’s reaction to the Spurs defeat as key to the improvement and victory at Burnley. Asked if he was delighted with the second win of the season, he replied: “I am, and I think some of you must be disappointed because it would be much better if we lose. But I think the performance was very good and very good since the first ball we touched.
“I think after 10 minutes we were playing so, so well, and we were losing quite easy chances that I had a double feeling. I had a feeling of more Tottenham can happen but also a feeling that playing this way we have to win. Then we should kill the game much earlier, we should win the match for a bigger result, but the performance was very good, very solid and important points.”
He added: “I think we start winning this match because of Old Trafford after Spurs. We lose at home, if the fans react badly, the team loses confidence, the week is not a good week, the team feels pressure and the next match is even more difficult. We lost at home, the fans were amazing to the team, and the team understood that the direction was good, the result was bad.
“The week was not a sad week. It was a very good week of work and we started the week as you saw. Then the fans of course were together with the team, especially in the way the team was playing and I feel a bit sorry that we didn’t score a couple of goals in front of them because that would be magic for them.”