Jose Mourinho admits that he “understands clearly the disappointment” of Manchester United fans.
United secured their first victory in four games after beating Northampton Town 3-1 in an EFL Cup third-round tie on Wednesday.
Mourinho had previously overseen three consecutive losses at his new club, with the pressure mounting on his position.
Defeats to Manchester City and Watford in the Premier League and Feyenoord in the Europa League had soured what was a promising start to the season for the Portuguese.
After beating Northampton to prevent a fourth straight defeat, Mourinho hit out at the “Einsteins” who had criticised the club over the past week.
“We have three home matches now in a row and it is always good to be at home,” he said.
“I can understand clearly the disappointment. If the fans have been disappointed with the last week, I understand completely but I am sure they will be behind the team like they always are.
“We had a bad week. I know that the world is full of Einsteins, I know that they tried to delete 16 years of my career, they tried to delete an unbelievable history of Manchester United football club and to focus on a bad week with three bad results. But that’s the new football, it’s full of Einsteins.”