Deco defends Mourinho He knows better than us

first_imgDeco has defended Jose Mourinho’s methods at Manchester United and insisted that he is only trying to push his players to even great heightsThe Portuguese coach has publicly criticised some of his players this season amid United’s inability to challenge local rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title.Mourinho has had a number of high-profile bust-ups with the likes of Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba lately and admitted that some of his squad are there only out of a lack of resource to replace them.Deco, who famously won the Champions League with the 55-year-old at FC Porto in 2004, has defended Mourinho’s tactics and insisted that he “knows better than us”.“He is always the same,” said the former Barcelona player, as reported on Sky Sports.“He’s doing his job. The problem between the coach and the players is normal. He knows better than us.”He added: “what happens in the dressing room is that sometimes he wants to push the players,”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“It’s complicated to manage a big club like Man United.“In Portugal, there was a lot of pressure because when he arrived we had been two, three years without a title. But I think he is the same. The players changed, the time has changed. Maybe today the reactions from the players are different.“If Man United brings him to be a coach they knew he was like that. He puts pressure on the players, the club. He wants to win, that’s that.”Deco, who had a fractured relationship with Pep Guardiola during his Barcelona days, feels that what the Catalan has accomplished at Manchester City this season may never be repeated again.“It’s not normal in the Premier League, what Man City did,” said Deco.“Man United had a good competition. Many times it’s not so good, but I think Man City did so well it would be difficult to repeat another season like that.”But he thinks there is hope for Mourinho’s side: “Man United needs to stay in the right way, they have good players, maybe two or three new players for the next season. But I think they are doing well.”last_img