Man Utd board make Mourinho demand amid media concerns

Date published: Thursday 25th October 2018 10:00

The Manchester United board have reportedly told Jose Mourinho to ‘bite his lip’ amid concerns over his relationship with the media.

Mourinho has reacted this season to questions over his relationship with Paul Pogba, Man United’s form and the apparent disharmony amongst the squad.

One outburst saw him walk out out of a press conference demanding “respect” – while one press conference lasted under four minutes as he answered five out of six questions put to him.

Paul Scholes had a dig at Mourinho as the results on the field suffered, while the manager was still reacting badly in the media by saying the Portuguese coach’s mouth was “out of control”.

And a report in The Sun claims that the Glazer family, who own United, are increasingly concerned that Mourinho’s outbursts will damage the club’s worldwide reputation.

Mourinho was recently reminded of his responsibilities by the FA after a clash with Marco Ianni on the touchline at Stamford Bridge, while he has also been charged by the governing body for using abusive language – with claims he swore into a television camera.

The report in The Sun continues by adding that Mourinho has been told to ‘bite his lip’ in certain situations, while his bad relationship with club legend Scholes is a concern for the owners.

With the newspaper saying that figures at the top level of the club are worried by the “wedge it has driven between club, manager and supporters”.


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