José Mourinho’s headline grabbing is ‘shielding’ Manchester United’s players

Nemanja Matic says manager ‘knows what he is doing’• Midfielder claims Mourinho’s antics deflect criticismJosé Mourinho’s habit of turning the focus on himself is calculated to help the team and it is working, according to Nemanja Matic.After Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Burnley Mourinho claimed some journalists would be disappointed his side had not lost. This followed his demand for “respect” after the 3-0 defeat by Tottenham and also his description of himself as “one of the greatest managers in the world”. Related: José Mourinho dedicates Manchester United’s victory to Ed Woodward Continue reading……