Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hit out at his critics on Wednesday night after seeing his side end their three-game losing streak at Northampton Town.
The Red Devils secured a 3-1 win in the EFL Cup meeting, with the draw then throwing up another Manchester derby in the fourth round.
However, Mourinho was keen to look at the upcoming games on the club’s fixture list, and delivered an annoyed response to recent criticism of him and his team.
United lost three games in a row in the space of eight days which led to questions about both Mourinho’s ability to guide them to success this season and about certain individuals in the team.
The Portuguese tactician evidently wasn’t impressed with what he was reading, and made it clear in no uncertain terms after the game.
“I can understand clearly the disappointment. If the fans have been disappointed with the last week, I understand completely but I am sure they will be behind the team like they always are.
“We had a bad week. I know that the world is full of Einsteins, I know that they tried to delete 16 years of my career, they tried to delete an unbelievable history of Manchester United football club and to focus on a bad week with three bad results. But that’s the new football, it’s full of Einsteins.”
United are back in action when they face Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday, and with a win under their belts in midweek, Mourinho will hope that they can start to build some momentum again.
Things started well for the ‘Special One’ in Manchester with three straight wins to start the Premier League season, and he’ll be hoping that they’ve overcome a sticky patch to continue to silence their critics in the coming weeks and months.