Jose Mourinho knocks the ball off the head of Swansea freestyler

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Jose Mourinho hit the headlines this weekend for his controversial comments following Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Swansea.

Instead of praising the players that took to the field at the Liberty Stadium following the win on Sunday, he decided to single out two players that decided not to play.

That pair was Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling with Mourinho questioning their commitment after they pulled out of the squad for the Premier League clash.

But it seems that Mourinho was in more jovial spirits before the match.

Despite his side going into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Fenerbahce in the Europa League and a 0-0 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League, it wouldn’t have been surprising to see Mourinho acting pretty serious ahead of the match.

However, he portrayed his light-natured side in a small act of humour.

When Mourinho saw a showboater wearing a Swansea shirt balancing a football on his head, the Special One couldn’t help but interfere.

The Swans supporter, known as Ash 'Scoop' Randall, often gets in early at the Liberty Stadium on matchdays to welcome both sets of players as they make their way to the changing rooms along the side of the pitch.

As he walked past ‘Scoop’, Mourinho slyly knocked the ball off the head of the trickster. The freestyler took it well as he chuckled and said: ’There’s always one.’

Watch the video - courtesy of the Daily Mail - below:

Mourinho’s mood would have only been improved after his side’s first-half in Wales.

Paul Pogba put the away side ahead with an incredible half-volley which soared past Lukasz Fabianski. Fellow summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic then ended his goal drought with a decent strike of his own, before the Swede assured all three points to make it 3-0 after just 31 minutes.

Mike van der Hoorn pulled one back in the second-half but the Red Devils left with all three points as they attempt to turn their season around.

Despite the win, United are still eight points behind Liverpool at the top of the league table while they face a battle to progress through their Europa League group as they lay in third with just two matches remaining.

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