Jose Mourinho argues with journalists over possession statistics [Best Tweets]

Jose Mourinho apparently walked back in to his post-match press conference to correct statistics provided by journalists after United’s stalemate with Liverpool at Anfield last night

This is amusingly similar to an incident last season, when former manager Louis van Gaal provided journalists with a dossier trying to dispel United’s long-ball tag.

As reported by Manchester Evening News, Mourinho had already bristled at questions regarding United’s inferior possession statistics, saying :

“Liverpool had 14 shots on target and United had one. How many shots on target did Liverpool have today? Two? Two shots with 65 per cent of possession. You have to be critical of Liverpool, not of us, because 65 per cent and two shots, it is their problem, not our problem.”

Suffice to say, Twitter had a field day with the incident, and Mourinho’s general demeanour at the press conference :

One user pulled up a pretty damning statistic :

Others dismissed the fact that people were calling it a “Mourinho Masterclass” :

Whichever way you look at it, the reaction from Mourinho clearly shows that the United manager is feeling a little more pressure than he lets on. Worryingly, United are 2 points short of their total at the same stage last season. United fans – who were quite vocal with their frustration at Louis van Gaal’s dour playing style – will be hoping that things change sooner rather than later for the Red Devils.
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