Spurs Threaten To Pile More Misery On Mourinho’s United

Ross Houston
August 26, 2018

Spurs defender Juan Foyth still has some way to go before being considered by manager Mauricio Pochettino and is continuing his rehabilitation from a thigh problem.

José Mourinho is at odds with the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over transfers, the players seem disillusioned with Mourinho, and the fans are angry at lacklustre performances.

'I wasn't happy that he didn't play in his best position for Valencia, ' he said. If you want any explanation about Paul's words you must get him and ask him. "Against Leicester we didn't make mistakes, we played well, we won".

Asked whether the relationship with Woodward is fine, the 55-year-old replied: "Of course". "By one side I would say yes [it is frustrating] but, on another side, I would say we need time to work and some time to try to recover some players from injury, so it was not bad for us".

"[Diogo] Dalot is also training with the team for the first time this week so in terms of medical department they are nearly free".

Mourinho spoke for around eight minutes - much shorter than is normal - and said he had not read reports suggesting a falling out between the two.

'Then it was the question in the Premier League to play him in the position we think is the best, to educate him, to help him understand the position.

Premier League: The spotlight is on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to deliver a positive response to a week of negative publicity when faced on Monday with an opposite number who has adopted a very different attitude to similar off-field frustrations.

The comments saw the France World Cup victor come under fire from United legend Paul Scholes, yet Mourinho insisted reporters needed to get answer from Pogba on why his attitude was wrong as he spoke to the media ahead of Monday's game against Tottenham.

Martial played for the first time this season in the defeat to Brighton last week, managing 60 minutes.

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