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Saturday 24 September 2016

Jose hits out at football 'Einsteins'

United boss shrugs off 'bad week' as Klopp accuses teams of 'parking bus'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits his side have had a bad week, but has blasted his critics
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits his side have had a bad week, but has blasted his critics

Jose Mourinho has hit out at "football Einsteins" following criticism of Manchester United's recent poor form.

The Portuguese saw his side lose consecutive games against rivals Manchester City, Europa League opponents Feyenoord and Watford before returning to winning ways with the midweek EFL Cup success at Northampton.

Mourinho said: "We had a bad week. I know that some football Einsteins, they tried to delete 16 years of my career and delete an unbelievable history of Manchester United Football Club and focus on a bad week and three bad results. But that's the new football - it's full of Einsteins."

Mourinho, who began his Old Trafford career with four wins in a row, hopes to put the sticky spell behind him when he leads his team into three successive home games, starting with champions Leicester early tomorrow.

"I can understand completely the disappointment for the fans with the last week, but I'm sure, back at home, they will be behind the team like they always are," he added.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp took a page out Brendan Rodgers's book when he claimed that Premier League top-four rivals have been 'parking the bus' against Liverpool this season.

But Klopp's approach to facing teams set-up to frustrate Liverpool's pressing, all-action game is vastly different from his predecessor's and for him, it is just another problem which must be solved.

"We have to think why so many people think we have big problems against, how you call it, bus-parking?" said Klopp

"I'm not sure how we do this to be honest."

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