Manchester United fans have responded to Jose Mourinho’s criticism about the weak atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Mourinho said United’s supporters were “quiet” during Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Huddersfield in the Premier League.
In a statement, the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust said: “We note our manager’s further comments regarding the poor atmosphere within Old Trafford following the Huddersfield home game.
“The decline in atmosphere is by no means limited to Old Trafford. It’s an issue affecting clubs throughout the country. And it’s certainly not an issue specific to Manchester United supporters – our away support is widely acknowledged, by fair minded fans, as the best in the country.”
Speaking on Saturday, Mourinho was asked about new signing Alexis Sanchez before branching off to discuss the crowd.
“He played only three (matches since joining from Arsenal) and the first at Old Trafford, and I think Old Trafford, in spite of being a quiet stadium, the pitch is big, the grass is nice and obviously the players feel very comfortable playing here,” he said.
“It’s not Portsmouth.
“I remember Portsmouth – such a small stadium, the atmosphere was absolutely incredible. In here, the atmosphere is a bit quiet and there is not very (much enthusiasm). But the players like to play at home.”
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