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Mourinho criticises Manchester United supporters

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly turned on the club's supporters, who were displeased with the substitution of Marcus Rashford against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils were drawing 0-0 versus Spurs in the 70th minute of the game when Mourinho decided to replace Rashford with Anthony Martial.

The substitution did not go well with the club's faithful, who clearly felt that the Englishman had performed much better than Romelu Lukaku, who had no clear-cut chances to find the scoresheet. Ultimately, the manager's risk paid off after Lukaku and Martial combined to score the sole goal of the game, which the latter slotted in the 81st minute.

Following the match, Mourinho criticised the behaviour of the home crowd, whilst insisting that Martial has fared well playing alongside Lukaku, he told Sky Sports: “I really don't understand some reactions why. Are they [the fans] Red Devils? Sometimes I don't know because they [Lukaku and Martial] work amazingly well. Today there were two strikers playing together against three top central defenders - the best we have in Europe - and their work was amazing. He scored with a bad shot but a bad shot sometimes can be a beautiful one."

Martial has been more of a super sub under Jose Mourinho in the Premier League, and he has now notched four goals from the substitutes' bench. The victory keeps United just five points adrift of table-toppers Manchester City, and they still have plenty of work to do with a key Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

Prior to that, United have a home outing against Benfica in the Champions League, and a victory in the game will assure the club of a place in the knockouts for the first time since 2013, where they were ousted by a Real Madrid side - coached by Jose Mourinho himself.