Given Manchester United’s treacherous run in the Premier League so far this season, it’s unsurprising to see Jose Mourinho so chipper after the side’s dominant 4-1 win on Saturday.
United breezed past bottom-of-the-table Fulham thanks to wonder strikes from Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford, a deft finish from Juan Mata, and Romelu Lukaku’s first goal at Old Trafford since the end of last season.
The game also saw Diogo Dalot earn himself yet another senior start, much to the delight of many as the Portuguese again proved how he can change the dynamic of United’s right flank.
Mourinho's men showed that even without key players such as Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, they can still do enough to get the job done.
The win brought a much-needed sense of relief for the Old Trafford faithful, and it’s not only the fans who seem to have had their spirits lifted by it.
Mourinho, whose grumpy demeanour has increased the rift between him and his side’s supporters in recent weeks, went as far as cracking a joke just as his post-match presser was about to start.
According to ESPN's Rob Dawson, the gaffer: “Are we saving money? No water?”
The remark was met by amusement from the journalists in attendance. Little do they know the joke may have actually been at their expense.
Mourinho then added: “Saving money for January?”
Perhaps Jose’s comments can be interpreted as a sly dig at those who have criticised Mourinho for his side’s lacklustre start to the season.
Or, perhaps even a dig at the club’s board of directors, who Jose claimed didn’t provide him with sufficient funds to strengthen his squad in the summer.
Either way, fans were loving the gaffer’s comments.
One user wrote on Twitter: “This guy makes football interesting. A legend”
Another said: “Can’t hate him for too long…funny guy.”
Of course, the United PR team may have purposely not given Jose water through fear of him slinging it to the ground again – like the last time his side won a game.
What do you think of Jose’s comments? A jab at fans, the media, the board, or all three? Let us know in the comments.News Now - Sport News