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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in Einstein jibe at his critics

By Steven Beacom

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has slammed his critics, calling them 'football Einsteins'.

Mourinho was clearly stung by the negative assessments of his team following three defeats in a row this month and decided to hit back after a 3-1 League Cup win over Northampton on Wednesday.

Speaking yesterday, an agitated Mourinho said: "We had a bad week. I know that some football Einsteins, they tried to delete 16 years of my career and delete an unbelievable history of Manchester United and focus on a bad week and three bad results.

"But that's the new football - it's full of Einsteins."

Mourinho is confident United will hit form in three successive home games, starting against champions Leicester in the league tomorrow.

"It's always good to be at home," he added.

"I can understand completely the disappointment for the fans with the last week, but I'm sure, back at home, they will be behind the team like they always are."

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