Jose Mourinho retains Manchester United backing despite dismal start

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Jose Mourinho demands more 'respect' after humbling defeat

The French forward has been widely expected to leave Manchester United after failing to impress Jose Mourinho, with Chelsea and Tottenham two of the clubs interested in his signature.

But the United midfielder said they could not afford to start panicking despite claiming the players were at a loss to explain the Spurs defeat.

'The club are going through a tough time but you've got to come through those tough times.

The Clarets know they have to quickly put an end to their early-season slump in order to get their campaign back on track after finishing seventh last term, and getting a win against Manchester United will be a great statement of intent. "It would be nice to see that for a run of games and get clean sheets".

The Mail declared that while the players reported for training on Wednesday morning, Mourinho was not seen sitting in the front passenger seat as the chauffeur driven auto he normally uses for the commute arrived at the Carrington complex.

"Burnley was one of the games where I was setting up the cones before the game and I thought: 'I wouldn't mind playing today'".

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since back in 2013. "I hope we come through it sooner rather than later and I'm sure we will in the next game".

"The good thing about football is that you always have the next game", added Giggs. He has had superb financial backing and three summers to work with this team, to help them evolve and improve, yet evidence suggests they are heading inexorably backwards under the Portuguese.

Until that changes, any manager who comes in will find themselves consumed - and ultimately defeated - by the implicit dysfunction keeping this club in an ugly cycle of expensive failure.

It was confirmed by the BBC on the morning after the game that Ed Woodward remained in support of Mourinho.

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