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The reason Man Utd squad thinks Mourinho went 'too far' after Huddersfield loss

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It was only a few weeks ago that Manchester United were on top of the world.

With a pristine record in the Champions League of three wins from three games and an unbeaten start to the Premier League season, it seemed as though the Red Devils were finally back in the title hunt.

However, in the space of a week they had a disappointing draw with Liverpool, a narrow win over Benfica and their first loss of the season at the hands of Huddersfield.

That appears to have brought expectations back down to earth. But, more than anything, it seems to have stressed Jose Mourinho greatly.

Red Devils midfielder Ander Herrera admitted his side's attitude hadn't been right for the away defeat to the Terriers, and Mourinho took that very poorly.

“I heard Herrera in the flash interviews saying the attitude and desire was poor,” said Mourinho. “Oh my God.

“When a player says that, when a player feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why, because I cannot explain that.”

Well, according to The Mirror, Mourinho's anger didn't stop there.

Manchester United v Stoke City - Premier League

The Special One is said to have been “aloof and cold” with his players at training the next day and he is still being distant with them now.

United players believe Mourinho has gone too far over one loss and the way he publicly criticised them has left a lot of his squad questioning Mourinho's methods.

It doesn't help that Mourinho was waxing lyrical about Paris Saint-Germain only last week.

He told French media that PSG’s project was “special” and “magic”, that his son was a fan of the club and that he would not end his managerial career at United.

Huddersfield Town v Manchester United - Premier League

Next on the agenda for United is an away trip to Swansea in the EFL Cup, but Mourinho will really be thinking about their clash with Spurs at the weekend.

Tottenham enters the clash at Old Trafford after hammering a Liverpool side United were happy to just contain 4-1 at Wembley.

If United lose again, what kind of Mourinho meltdown are we in store for?

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