Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho in epic meltdown after losing to Spurs [video]

Slowly but surely, it seems Jose Mourinho is losing the plot – and potentially, his role as the Man United manager.

Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho sensationally stormed out of the post-match press conference, after Manchester United were thumped 3-0 on their own turf by Tottenham Hotspur.

Goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura (2) heaped misery on the Red Devils, who have suffered a poor start to the season. Despite beating Leicester on the opening day, they were beaten 3-2 by Brighton last weekend, before Monday’s horror show.

It all proved too much for Jose, who’s been in a foul mood since the middle of pre-season. Irked by the failure of the board to bring in defensive reinforcements, the Portuguese has been even spikier than usual when it comes to dealing with the media.

What has gone wrong with Manchester United?

Their pre-season tour to America seemed more like a distraction than a real chance for preparation, as half of United’s squad were still recovering after featuring at the World Cup.

However, this does not excuse the utterly abject performances that fans have had to endure over the last nine days. Speculation about Mourinho’s future is rife, with Zinedine Zidane allegedly touted as the favourite to replace the beleaguered boss.

What did Jose Mourinho say in the Tottenham press conference?

Mourinho became frustrated during the media briefing and exploded with one of his trademark arrogant barbs. He didn’t want to talk about the start of the season, nor was he keen on discussing the loss to Tottenham. He instead treated reporters to a history lesson.

The United manager jibed that he has won more Premier League titles than all the other managers in the league put together. He then made a bizarre demand for respect – gesturing to the assembled journalists – before leaving the room.

“Before you finish, what was the result? It was 3-0. Do you know what that means? It means three Premier League titles. I won more titles alone than all the other 19 managers [in this league] put together. Respect, respect… respect.”

Watch the Jose Mourinho press conference walk-out here: