Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to use the word “football” in his pre-match news conference after United beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday.
Read more Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is in charge of his club’s first game since the death of former manager Louis van Gaal, but he insisted he was “not going to say football” when speaking to reporters on Sunday afternoon.
The Portuguese is also facing questions over his decision not to name the United players on his first press conference since taking over the job last month.
“I’m not going to do that,” Mourinho told reporters when asked about the name change, when asked if he had changed his mind.
“When I take charge, we’ll discuss it with all our team, we will see how the players are.”
Football is not a subject that has been discussed in this meeting, I’m not doing that.
“It’s a subject of great importance and that’s why I think I’m going to speak about it in my first press conferences.”
The United boss has been criticised by some fans for his refusal to say the word football in the past, which led to the team being labelled “not football”.Read more