Jose Mourinho made an awkward Man Utd prediction before Huddersfield loss

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Manchester United just haven't looked the same this week, just ask Huddersfield.

After the Red Devils ground out an underwhelming 0-0 draw at Anfield, they stumbled to a sheepish 1-0 win at Benfica that owes a lot to Mile Svilar's nightmare debut in the Champions League.

Furthermore, the cracks in the United foundations were well and truly exposed at the John Smith's Stadium as they slumped to their first defeat of the season.

Huddersfield's star performer this campaign - Aaron Mooy - fired the home side into a 28th minute lead to rob their opponents of an eight league clean sheet in nine games.

The killer blow then arrived just five minutes later when Laurent Depoitre capitalised on an embarrassing error by Victor Lindelof to beat David de Gea and secure a 2-0 lead.

Marcus Rashford did extend his rich vein of form with a consolation goal but United continued to look toothless in a defeat thats sees them slip five points from the Premier League summit.

Manchester City put three past Burnley as they continued their astonishing goal scoring run and established themselves as the team to beat.

All in all, it was a terrible day for Jose Mourinho who even turned on some of his own players after the game. Ander Herrera was the main target of his anger with the Spaniard having questioned his team's passion after the match.


If nothing else, it makes the Special One's comments ahead of the Huddersfield loss look rather awkward. 

Mourinho told the press: "We are going to lose matches and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now, but honestly, no problem."

You don't say, Jose.

It's somewhat uncanny that Mourinho was discussing the fact United will inevitably lose this season, just 24 hours before it happened for the first time. The Reds Devils have only suffered three league defeats in the entirety of 2017.

Moreover, it's a double whammy when you consider the criticism prediction with Mourinho pedalling his fair share of negativity himself.

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And you can certainly the comments to represent 'even more criticism' when arguments are beginning to form between player and manager.

Mourinho must have wished he was a little less accurate, that's for sure.

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