Jose Mourinho criticises Manchester United fans after Swansea draw

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It's fair to say you wouldn't have got great odds for predicting Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Swansea.

Jose Mourinho's men have been held 10 times at Old Trafford this season and the fact that the Welsh outfit are battling relegation wasn't going to prevent the inevitable.

In the Red Devils' defence, they are having to contend with some awful injury problems as they do battle on two fronts.

Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly were forced off, and they will join Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Paul Pogba in the treatment room.

Mourinho can't blame injuries alone, however, as his side have lacked a cutting edge all season.

It may well be a hangover from the Louis van Gaal era, but they need to start converting chances into something more tangible soon if they are to compete with the top four.

Ultimately, while a point won't have a massive bearing either way on their hopes of Champions League qualification - especially as Manchester City were held by Middlesbrough - United will feel frustrated.

That was reflected in a somewhat flat atmosphere inside the ground.

Mourinho's right...

The United faithful haven't had an awful lot to shout about at home this term, and had it not been for a dubious penalty won by Marcus Rashford's theatrics, they would have been even more subdued.

In an ideal world, the fans would get behind the team regardless of what was happening on the pitch, but sadly, that's rarely how it works when people are paying good money to watch their team.

So, in a rare break from laying into Shaw, it was those in the stands who were on the receiving end of Mourinho's sharp tongue, courtesy of MUTV.

"Did the supporters know it [that the players were struggling]?" Mourinho asked.

"Because if they know it, and they think about it, they would be more supportive of the players who give everything, deserve everything and are at their limits.

"The team is in trouble, the boys are in trouble. But when you give everything I cannot demand more. I'm not happy with the result. I'm very happy with the boys."

It's not like Mourinho to deflect criticism away from himself, right?

After victory against Chelsea a fortnight ago, United have followed it up with two uninspiring displays against City and Swansea, and frankly, it's little wonder their fans were half-asleep.

Is Mourinho right to criticise the fans? Have your say in the comments. 

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