Jose Mourinho Explains Why He's 'Upset' With United Fans, Involves Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay produced an assured performance in the middle of the park for Manchester United against Liverpool. But there was one moment when the home fans didn't agree with him.

And Jose Mourinho has responded.

The midfielder, who's opted to represent Scotland at international level, was paired with Nemanja Matic in midfield, and his side secured all-three points courtesy of a 2-1 victory.

Marcus Rashford had the United faithfuls cheering following his brilliant first-half brace.

Though, while McTominay was praised for his display, there was a moment where he got jeered.

Image: Sky Sports
Image: Sky Sports

During the second half, McTominay was in possession of the ball and chose to play it back. A move which wasn't well received. United fans immediately groaned at the back pass.

Gary Neville picked up the chorus of boo's, while suggesting it was the right call.

"Well, United fans are going mad at McTominay. But he does the right thing. Mourinho's clapping him on the touchline and he's absolutely correct. United need to take the sting out of the game," he said on commentary.

McTominay in action for United. Image: PA
McTominay in action for United. Image: PA

Unlike the Old Trafford fans, Mourinho was pleased with what he did.

"The fans they can do what they want," Mourinho said via Guardian.

Mourinho gestures on the touchline. Image: PA
Mourinho gestures on the touchline. Image: PA

He added: "I am not upset at all with that reaction [about Rashford]. But I am upset with the reaction they had with Scott McTominay.

"A kid of 20 years old was making all the right decisions and they wanted him to make the wrong decisions.

"When he decides to break the intensity of the game, it was a wonderful solution and the fans reacted against the kid. That was the bad one. To react against me, that was not the problem.

Meanwhile, after recording their 20th league victory, United move five points clear of third place Liverpool.

Mourinho's charges are back in action in midweek when they entertain Sevilla in the Champions League.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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