Jose Mourinho criticises Old Trafford atmosphere following Huddersfield win

On Saturday afternoon, Manchester United fought hard as they finally ran out 2-0 winners against Huddersfield, despite the fact that the visitors made it extremely tough.

David Wagner’s intentions were clear, The Terriers were coming for a point, but credit where it’s due, the Red Devils worked their socks off and were finally rewarded with all three points.

Alexis Sanchez made his Old Trafford debut in the fixture, scoring his first United goal in the process. However, after the match, his manager was extremely critical in regards to the atmosphere inside the stadium.

“He played only three (matches) 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,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.

“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.”

If we’re being honest, Mourinho has a point. Unless United are going against a top-six rival or it’s a Champions League knockout match, Old Trafford is a quiet stadium. The club has tried to fix that issue by introducing the singing section, but I sit in the same stand and more often than not, I can barely hear them.

I think everyone would like their home stadium to have a cracking atmosphere, but when you’ve got such a huge ground it’s tough for the noise to reverberate around the place. I guess what I’m saying is that although the fans are at fault, it’s not the only contributing factor.

Then you have the fact that United is a world-renowned club, people from all corners of the globe want to come and watch the Red Devils and I’m happy that’s the case, they may not know all the terrace chants and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Heck, sometimes I go and I’m just not in the mood to get up and sing, that’s football…


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