Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

My three titles demand 'respect' - Jose

My three titles demand 'respect' - Jose

A furious Jose Mourinho pointed out he has won more Premier League title than the rest of his rivals put together before walking out of a press conference demanding respect in the aftermath of Manchester United's defeat to Tottenham.

He also knew that a public declaration of kinship with the supporters would be the best way to ramp up the pressure on the on-looking Ed Woodward.

Fast forward twelve months and you could tell nearly the exact same story about Manchester United manager, after he led United to their highest finish since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, finishing second in the league behind Man City.

Mourinho: I would do the same losing 3-0, taking two hours from here to the centre of Manchester.

We lost last season here against Sevilla and were booed because we deserved it, because we were not good.

Mourinho's managerial record is fantastic, but if United want to accept mediocrity, then that is what they have.

Spurs, who didn't sign a single player in the summer, have so far bagged back-to-back wins over Newcastle and Fulham, and should they topple the Red Devils, they'll accumulate three top-flight wins out of three at the start of a campaign for the first time in nine years. You know what this means? Respect! Respect, man! Respect! Moura grabbed a second with six minutes left.

"In my day we had a lot more players with a great name, but the current line-up acts more like a team. And you want to try to transform this press conference in the situation of "Let's blame the guy".

In the first half, zero corners, zero lateral free-kicks, zero frontal free-kicks. Yet even throughout the opening 45 minutes there were moments where the prospect of Spurs finding the right space at the right time seemed all too real.

Mourinho has won three league titles in two separate stints with Chelsea - his last coming in 2015.

United never recovered from Lukaku's missed chance when he dribbled round Hugo Lloris following Danny Rose's wayward backpass and a flurry of second-half goals from Spurs heaped yet more misery on Jose Mourinho.

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