It has been a strange few weeks for Manchester United.
After a blistering start to the season in which they were seemingly winning every game 4-0, a few negatives have reared their heads.
A disappointing 0-0 draw with Liverpool was followed up by a dreadful 2-1 loss away at Huddersfield. There was also an uninspiring performance in the Champions League against Benfica sandwiched between those two displays.
However, on Saturday afternoon, United were handed a huge positive as they defeated high-flying Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial scored the only goal in what was a deserved win for the Red Devils.
Romelu Lukaku got the all important assist for the Frenchman, but all is not going well with the £75m summer signing.
After a goal-filled start to his career, the Belgian has struggled to find the back of the net recently and has not scored in his last five games.
Fans have voiced their concern with their striker, who turned in his worst performance at Anfield.
However, Jose Mourinho has a message for the supporters doubting his main attacker, saying that they should not be concerned with a player who works his socks off for the team.
“I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don’t support him so much because he gives everything and I think it is not fair when scoring the goal or not scoring the goal makes the whole difference," he said.
"I don’t think it Is fair at all. So I’m a bit disappointed – but not with him. With him I’m very pleased."
To be fair, he has a point. Lukaku may not have been at his prolific best, but he proved to be a handful for Spurs' defence and was constantly pressing.
Mourinho was also not pleased with the fans booing his decision to replace Marcus Rashford with Martial, a change that lead to the team winning the match.
MOURINHO HAD ANOTHER ISSUE WITH THE FANS
He said: “I really don’t understand some reactions why. Are they [the fans] Red Devils? Sometimes I don’t know because they [strikers] work amazingly well.
“Today there were two strikers playing together against three top central defenders – the best we have in Europe – and they had to do the defensive job of pressing them when they were coming out with the ball which they do very well because they have big routines of playing with three in the back.”
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