Jose Mourinho 'upset' with Man United fans' reaction to Scott McTominay

Jose Mourinho 'upset' with Man United fans' reaction to Scott McTominay
From ESPN - March 10, 2018

MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has accused some Manchester United fans of failing to support young midfielder Scott McTominay during the 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old was drafted into the United team to face Jurgen Klopp's side after Paul Pogba was ruled out with injury.

McTominay's decision to pass backwards instead of forwards during the second half was met with some groans from United fans, and Mourinho, who applauded the decision from the touchline, admitted afterwards he was less than impressed.

"I am upset with the reaction they had with Scott McTominay," he told a news conference. "A kid with 21-years-old was making all the right decisions and they want him to make the wrong decisions.

"When he decides to break the intensity of the game it was a wonderful solution and the fans reacted against the kid. That was the bad one."

Some fans also booed Mourinho's decision to substitute matchwinner Marcus Rashford in the second half. However, the United manager revealed he was forced to make the change because he was worried referee Craig Pawson might be tempted to send off the 20-year-old because of Gary Neville's half-time analysis.

Rashford scored twice in the first half to set up the 2-1 win and open up a five-point gap over their rivals.

He was also booked for a late challenge on Dejan Lovren, with Sky Sports pundit Neville questioning at the break whether Pawson should have shown a red card.


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