The latest Premier League gameweek saw Manchester United’s impressive unbeaten streak come to an end by the hands of Huddersfield Town.
The Red Devils were humbled by David Wagner’s men, who valiantly paved their way to victory through resilience and a touch of luck.
The early substitution of injured Phil Jones started their downhill ride, as replacement Victor Lindelof failed to show his prize tag’s worth by becoming the centre of blame. United were caught being sloppy whilst conceding both the goals in their 2-1 defeat.
However, the former Benfica man was excluded from Mourinho’s dressing room rant, whereas the rest of the United senior players had to bear the burden of his fury, according to Daily Mail. The 54-year-old was also reported to have thrown his coat in anger and frustration.
The Portuguese is widely known for his aggressive approach towards squad mentality, and it is needless to say that he wasn’t impressed with his side’s display at the John Smith’s Stadium. Further, the former Real Madrid boss also reportedly questioned his players’ sense of responsibility and mentality, clearly disappointed by the result.
Though this is the first time the men at Old Trafford sparked such reaction from the United tactician, it might serve as a wake-up call. The record champions’ loss to the newly promoted side means that the Terriers have secured a win against them for the first time in 65 years, whilst also ending their unbeaten start to the campaign in the process.
The Mancunian giants now trail 5 points behind league leaders and rivals Manchester City, and face Swansea in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday – a game that offers the perfect opportunity for the Red Devils to redeem themselves.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.