Former Liverpool player turned pundit Steve McManaman was not impressed with Jose Mourinho after Manchester United’s crucial win over Tottenham Hotspur, criticising the manager’s style in the process.
However, Mourinho was quickly saved by United’s fans as they rally behind the manager.
“I have an issue with the way he’s managing Manchester United,” McManaman said on BT Sport. “If he was managing Liverpool and playing the same way, I wouldn’t be happy.
“I want to be entertained, and I’m not being entertained [by Mourinho’s tactics].”
United fans mocked the pundit who represented the senior side for nine years at Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp’s side are sitting in sixth place in the Premier League with seven fewer points than United after scoring six fewer goals.
Here are just some of them:
Dear @Mcmanaman_17, winning the league and playing pretty football are important. But if you have to pick one. Ask yourself.
— ephram (@ephram_) October 29, 2017
— Tapi (@TapiNyoni) October 29, 2017
McManaman wouldn't want Mourinho as Liverpool manager playing that type of football?? Klopp is doing worse playing his…
— Jason Walsh (@jason_w1) October 29, 2017
Forgot McManaman had a successful managerial career and knew how to win trophies. I’d rather be in Utd’s shoes now than Klopp in 7/8th place
— Matt (@mattingram96) October 29, 2017
McManaman as a pundit is a joke, too biased and full of hate towards united can't even hide it.
— Jr (@iErique) October 29, 2017
Amazing how often scousers like McManaman miss the point. The objective is to win trophies, whatever happens in between is irrelevant #MUFC
— Dave Ashley (@DaveAshl) October 28, 2017
Steve Mcmanaman and Harry Redknapp downplayed United's win with their biased opinions. Shocker… Still no criticisms about Poch 🙄
— Evelyn Carter (@eevelynctrr) October 29, 2017
McManaman said he'd be unhappy if Liverpool had beat spurs 1-0 the way we did…tottenham battered them last week
— Aegon Targaryen (@AbidAli_MUFC) October 28, 2017
State of McManaman here.. we’ve scored more than Liverpool and conceded less.. his heads gone 😂😂😂 https://t.co/YBKnvQIFQF
— Delaney (@mark_anthony99) October 29, 2017
Mcmanaman is the biggest hater about 😩 like we beat everyone 1-0 we got +19 goal difference after 10 games ur teams got +1 u fool https://t.co/7938PSkVQo
— SR (@ShaqReilly) October 29, 2017