Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United are subjected to “unfair” treatment by the media.
United are third in the Premier League table, but can jump back into second with a win over Crystal Palace on Monday.
They were expected to mount a title challenge but have failed to keep pace with leaders Manchester City, much like the rest of the division.
Mourinho feels that they are performing well however, and have even been treated poorly by the media.
“We have very good matches and we have very good periods of matches,” Mourinho said.
“Sometimes the media are a bit unfair with all of us, with myself, with the players. We are better than you say.
“Against Chelsea, we had a very good second-half. But it’s a quality to know how to play against teams who at certain moments are better than you. And Chelsea were better than us; for 20 minutes, for half-an-hour, they were better than us. It’s important to know how to play when the opponent is better than you.
“I always say to my players, even in matches where we are dominant, and we are the best team, there will always be, normally, a period in the match where the opponent reacts and where the opponent is better than you. And you have to know how to play in these moments.”
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