Jose Mourinho Appears to Take Swipe at Man Utd Fans Ahead of Crunch Benfica Clash

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appears to have made a subtle dig towards a discontented section of the club's match going fans ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League clash against Benfica at Old Trafford.

United go into the contest looking to potentially clinch early passage into the knockout rounds and are fresh off the back of an important Premier League over Tottenham at the weekend.


But having failed to win consecutive league games earlier in the month against Liverpool and Huddersfield, some fans have become critical of the team once more as a result of what they see as negative tactics being employed by the manager.

That is despite United scoring for fun in the first two months of the season, with only early table toppers Manchester City finding the net more after 10 games played.

With the audible grumblings from the stands on Saturday seemingly too difficult to simply ignore, Mourinho noted the following in his programme notes for Tuesday night: "I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham."

Speaking to MUTV after the Spurs win, Mourinho had already criticised fans over what he has perceived to be a lack of support for Romelu Lukaku after a mini goal drought.

"I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don't support him so much because he gives everything," he commented.

Despite contributing assists for both of United's last two Premier League goals, Lukaku hasn't scored himself for a run of three games, enough for a section of fans who have behaved increasingly like entitled brats in recent years to start getting on his back.

Lukaku had previously scored seven times in first seven Premier League appearances for the club, as well as three times in the Champions and League and United's consolation in the UEFA Super Cup.