Jose Mourinho faced the heat from the Red Devils’ fans in spite of securing a win against Swansea City in the Carabao Cup.
United’s stunning start came to an abrupt halt after Mourinho’s men suffered their first defeat of the campaign to the newly promoted Huddersfield Town in Premier League last Saturday. A 2-1 defeat to the Terriers saw the Red Devils drop 5 points behind league leaders and city rivals, Manchester City.
Though many have since argued that the signs of United’s descending form were there to see even before the humiliating defeat, after the Old Trafford club put on a disappointing show at Anfield against arch-rivals Liverpool in the Premier League.
The game at John Smith’s Stadium had its own fair share of criticism from the fans, and be that as it may, Jose Mourinho’s men looked much more settled and up for the task when they met Paul Clement’s Swansea City in their Round of 16 Carabao Cup clash at the Liberty Stadium yesterday.
The Red Devils took the lead in the 21st minute with a brilliant team goal which was finished by Jesse Lingard, and later in the 58th minute, the same man provided a two-goal lead with a tremendous headed effort from the edge of the box.
Even though the fans were quite happy with their team’s scintillating display, according to Give Me Sport, they were absolutely shocked and enraged by Mourinho’s decisions late in the game.
The Portuguese decided to bring on Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku off the bench, despite having the game in the bag with a two-goal cushion. And with Tottenham, who are now equal on points with United, travelling to Old Trafford for their Premier League game this Saturday, many fans took to twitter to voice their concerns about Mourinho’s ‘idiotic’ decision.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.