Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has defended Ed Woodward over the protest banner that flew during yesterday’s match between against Burnley. Following Manchester United’s defeat against Brighton, there were reports that a protest banner against Woodward would be flown during the Burnley match.
The banner read, “Ed Woodward – a specialist in failure.”
Mourinho used the ‘specialist in failure’ term to describe Arsene Wenger in 2014 when he was the Chelsea manager. When Mreporters asked Mourinho about the banner, he said that he did not look up to the sky.
Mourinho said, “You know, in the match I am not looking to the sky – unless I am asking something for the guy to give me help. I didn’t see planes, but Ed Woodward won this afternoon. He won 2-0.”
Manchester United beat Burnley 2-0 thanks to a brace from Romelu Lukaku. They had a golden opportunity to make it 3-0 when they won a penalty. However, Burnley custodian Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba’s shot.
Manchester United are now 10th in the table, Their next match is against Watford on September 15.