Jose Mourinho's full individual highlights in charity match are pure class

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Fair play to Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United head coach could have used the international break as an opportunity to get away for a few days and unwind after a busy pre-season and start to the 2017-18 season.

But instead, the Portuguese coach made an appearance at Game4Grenfell - a charity match designed to raise money for the victims of June’s Grenfell Tower disaster - and ended up actually playing in goal after replacing David James midway through the second half.

For those who bought tickets to watch the match at Loftus Road, seeing Mourinho playing in goal was worth the admission fee alone.

Like those inside the stadium, viewers loved how Mourinho instantly took to the role of pantomime villain, picking up a yellow card for time-wasting a minute after coming on and protesting furiously for offside after conceding in the 75th minute.

Mourinho was also between the sticks for the penalty shoot-out but, unfortunately, failed to save any of the spot-kicks he faced.

He did, however, score in the shoot-out.


One aspect of Mourinho's game impressed Twitter

Nevertheless, there was one aspect of Mourinho’s game that impressed people on Twitter: his goal-kicks.

The United manager comfortably cleared the halfway lines with his kicks - not bad for a guy who turns 55 in January.

Check out the reaction to Mourinho’s goal-kicks here…

Video: Mourinho's full highlights in Game4Grenfell

Meanwhile, a superb video has emerged showing Mourinho’s highlights from the match in full.

Watch it here…

Mourinho’s post-match interview - including the moment he inadvertently re-enacted the legendary Thierry Henry-Jamie Carragher leg touch - can also be seen towards the end of the video.


Mourinho often gets a lot of stick from people but full credit to the guy on this occasion.

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