Jose Mourinho not surprised by Manchester United's awful league start

"I said that [it would be difficult] in the summer before the competition started", said Mourinho.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has come out on the attack again in his latest press conference, this time criticising Tottenham Hotspur fans for their "sacked in the morning" chants at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Mourinho has been frustrated by United's summer transfers as only Fred, Diogo Dalot and reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant arrived. "That does not mean they are not good".

"It's a big week for him that hangs on a very important match with Burnley", Mourinho said of the 23-year-old left-back.

Mourinho's side travel to Burnley on Sunday after two consecutive defeats in the Premier League.

"Only the players know exactly who we are and normally even with the players we are judged, if they play we are good, if he doesn't play the manager is not good".

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The man who labeled himself a "special one" when introducing himself to English soccer at Chelsea in 2004 said guiding United to a second-place finish in the Premier League last season, 19 points behind rival Manchester City, was "one of my greatest achievements in football".

United have lost two of their first three league games, their worst start to a season since 1992-93. "After that it will be to win against Watford".

A hard week was made worse when they were given a tough Champions League group that includes Valencia and BSC Young Boys as well as Ronaldo's big-spending Juventus.

Ronaldo ended up leaving Real Madrid to join Juventus and will face United in the Champions League after the Italian champions and Mourinho's side were both drawn in Group H.

"I think Cristiano will like coming back as he was happy to come back when he was at Real Madrid. He is still a top player - unless he fails to score this weekend and you tell me he is not a good player anymore!"

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