It wasn’t a great game but that won’t matter a jot to Jose Mourinho tonight.
His Manchester United side recorded a massive 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Old Trafford this afternoon thanks to an 81st-minute winner from substitute Anthony Martial.
Spurs, without the injured Harry Kane, were limited to only a couple of chances during the 90 minutes and United were, in Mourinho’s opinion, worthy winners.
Martial, who come on for Marcus Rashford with 20 minutes remaining, capitalised on some poor defending by Spurs to secure all three points for the Red Devils.
Romelu Lukaku’s clever flick-on found Martial, whose bobbled finish rolled past Hugo Lloris and into the back of the net.
Immediately after referee Jon Moss blew the final whistle, the camera panned to Mourinho, whose reaction has gone down very well with United supporters on social media.
The Portuguese coach looked towards the camera and produced a ‘shush’ gesture - a clear message to his critics - before shaking Mauricio Pochettino’s hand. (Scroll down to watch the video).
Video: What Mourinho did at full-time
Watch the footage here…
United fans loved it
And here’s how United fans have reacted…
Mourinho explains why he did it
Per the Manchester Evening News's Samuel Luckhurst, Mourinho explained why he did the gesture in his post-match press conference...
Mourinho's post-match interview
Watch Mourinho's post-match interview here...
United close the gap on City
United’s win means they temporarily close the gap on league-leaders Manchester City to two points.
Pep Guardiola’s side, however, can regain their five-point lead when they take on West Brom at the Hawthorns this afternoon.
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