Pep Guardiola stands up for Jose Mourinho but says results are everything

Elena Summers
September 2, 2018

That defeat followed Manchester United's loss to Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this month and left Mourinho's side with just three points to show from their first three Premier League games.

Although Mourinho was unhappy at the lack of signings this summer, his inability to get the best out of the players already at the club has caused concern among the United hierarchy.

As Mourinho defiantly said himself, he has more Premier League titles than the other 19 managers in England's top flight put together. "Did you never spend time reading the [German] philosopher Hegel?"

"But I think you've got to have a bit more respect for when they've done the things they have done in the game".

And when a reporter said Klopp - a two-time Bundesliga victor with Borussia Dortmund - does not hype his own achievements, Mourinho replied: "Because he never wins anything in global [tournaments] for example".

"And, I repeat, I won eight titles".

"When we win we are good, when we don't we are not good, it's simple like that".

Burnley manager Sean Dyche also gave his support to under-fire Mourinho, saying: "Win or lose, there's always someone not happy with what you are doing".


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It was a reference to his overall record as a manager, having won the Champions League twice - with Porto and Inter Milan - and eight domestic league titles in his time in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.

"Unfortunately it's our job, it's happened to me in the past, our job depends on results", Guardiola told a news conference ahead of Saturday's clash with Newcastle.

"When we win we are good, when we don't we are not good - it is simple like that".

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