Jose Mourinho cupped his ear to the home support after his Manchester United side came from a goal behind to win 2-1 against Juventus on Wednesday night.

Mourinho was on the receiving end of abuse from the Juventus crowd and when his team ended up winning the game he sparked fury with his controversial celebration.

However, Gary Neville 'loved' the Portuguesa's celebration and told Sky Sports: "Some people might not like that, but I love that about him.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I think there should be reaction and passion at the end of a match. I even like his rection at the end of the game against Newcastle, which the FA have appealed against.

"To me, Jose's best qualities were always that he was impossible when he was losing and impossible when he was winning, and it was enthralling to watch, and he always brought everyone along the line.

"When I think of him in the press conference after the Juventus game and some of the one liners he came out with, compared to where he was a few weeks ago, and the day before the Newcastle game, that's a massive difference. He has hung in there and shown determination."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It was heavily suggested the 55-year-old was going to be sacked last month following a string of bad results.

However, United have only lost one game (at home to the Old Lady) since they came from two goals down against Newcastle to win 3-2 and the former Chelsea gaffer's job now looks safe.

His odds have since drifted from 11/10 to 10/1 to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked.

Meanwhile, The Red Devils travel to rivals Manchester City on Sunday and are a huge 7/1 to win the game, while Pep Guardiola's side are 1/3 to collect all three points.

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