Mourinho singles out McTominay as best performer in West Ham loJose Mourinho commended Manchester United midfielder McTominay for his impressive performance despite Manchester United 3-1 defeat at London Stadium. The Red Devils on Saturday were condemned to their third league defeat of the season, as West Ham overpowered the Manchester club in all department to pile pressure on Jose Mourinho’s job at the theatre of dreams.

Mctominay began as a midfielder in the game but was later deployed to central defense when Mourinho opted to a three man defense in the second interval of the game. Though the midfielder was guilty of the first goal for losing Felipe Anderson in the box, Mourinho to the shock of the media has single him out for praise, in a game that all Manchester United players deserved nothing but criticism.

“He was the best,” Mourinho said when asked about McTominay’s performance on BT Sport”. “He had a fantastic attitude. He’s aggressive, he’s brave and he has something that we thought was important for us which is quality on the ball”. “He knows how to play football, he is technically good, and he can bring the ball into offensive areas. I’m really happy with the job the kid did”.

It’s no doubt good for the Portuguese to be trying out academy players in his team, but the praise is no doubt excessive. Owing to the previous character of the Portuguese tactician, he might be passing a strong message to older and experience in the club to up their game.

Manchester United host Valencia on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions league.