Luke Shaw speaks out on troubled relationship with Jose Mourinho

Wednesday, 05 Sep, 2018

The once "Special One" had become the favourite to "win" the Premier League's sack race, even with West Ham yet to get off the mark and Claude Puel also under pressure for no apparent reason.

United bounced back from losing to Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Burnley on Sunday to quell some of the mounting tension at Old Trafford.

"He was very confident before the game he prepared the game in a very good way", the defensive midfielder said. "We lose at home, if the fans react bad, the team loses confidence, the team feels pressure and the next match is more hard, [but] we lost at home, the fans were wonderful and understood the performance was good".

However, spoiling Manchester United's party to an extent was the red card Marcus Rashford received.

"I think it was actually before the game started and the decision by Jose Mourinho to say "okay, the only way that Burnley's going to give us problems is with energy and physicality".

"Some of you must be disappointed because it would be much better if we lose", he said. "Today, it's good to compare".

"Two young players that need to get on the field in order to improve and to show us consistently the quality they have, particularly Rashford".

Pochettino admitted defeat was hard to take and hinted his side might have underestimated Watford.

"OK, the second half was bad but we have to keep this spirit and think about every game and be positive. It left the club without a certain type of experience that the biggest club in the world needs", Schmeichel said on Monday. We should have scored before we scored the goals and we should have scored the penalty that would kill the game and also the best chances after the penalty. The Bluebirds had equalized through Victor Camarasa and Danny Ward after Shkodran Mustafi headed the Gunners ahead.