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What Steve McManaman said about Jose Mourinho to provoke Man United fans

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Former Liverpool and Manchester City winger Steve McManaman was far from impressed after Manchester United's 1-0 win over Spurs on Saturday.

The game certainly lacked excitement and it took an 81st minute winner from substitute Anthony Martial to break the deadlock.

Despite a distinct lack of entertaining football, the narrow win at Old Trafford kept the pressure on league leaders Manchester City - whilst also maintaining a seven-point gap between themselves and 6th placed Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side were beaten 4-1 by Tottenham last Sunday but bounced back with an impressive 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has received a surprising amount of criticism despite winning two trophies in his first season as Manchester United manager - as well as beginning the 2017/18 campaign in excellent form.

However, the style of football Manchester United have produced in recent weeks has often left neutrals begging for the final whistle.

Speaking on BT Sport, McManaman was very critical of the Portuguese manager and insisted that he wouldn't be happy if Mourinho was doing the same thing at Liverpool.

"I have an issue with the way he's managing Manchester United," he said on BT Sport. "If he was managing Liverpool and playing the same way, I wouldn't be happy."

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"I want to be entertained, and I'm not being entertained [by Mourinho's tactics]."

"You can't just go back and say 'Oh yeah we got three points today'. I want to be entertained. I don't want to be going to game and coming out saying 'That was rubbish but we won 1-0'.

"If Man Utd fans are happy, fine I've got not problem. But I would rather be sitting and watching Pep Guardiolas team destroying teams every week."

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Man United fans respond on Twitter

Defending their under-fire manager, Manchester United supporters hit back at McManaman on social media.

Now 45, the Liverpool academy graduate certainly did a good job of riling up the United fan base. See some of the tweets below.

The Red Devils could secure their place in the knockout phase when they face Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Mourinho is expected to rest some key player because a tricky trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday lies ahead.

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