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Watch: I have won more titles than other 19 Premier League managers, blasts Mourinho as Manchester United boss walks out of press conference

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left his post-match press conference in angry mood after his side had been beaten 3-0 at home to Tottenham.

But rather than the manner of the defeat, it was a journalist's question, reportedly surrounding the amount of fans who exited Old Trafford early, that had enraged the United boss.

"Just to finish, do you know what was the result? 3-0. Do you know what this means?" queried Mourinho, holding up three fingers.

"3-0. But this also means three Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them. Respect. Respect."

Mourinho had praised the supporters for their reaction to the disappointing defeat and applauded their efforts from the pitch after the game.

He said: "We lost last season here against Sevilla and we were booed because we deserved (it), because we were not good, because we were not dangerous enough.

"Today the players left the pitch after they were beaten at home and they were applauded because they deserve it. So you keep trying and trying and trying and keep trying."

Before Mourinho's fiery press conference, he spoke to Sky Sports.

"We worked very well during the week, we prepared well, we played well, the players had a fantastic attitude," said Mourinho.

"At half-time the result should be 2-0, 3-1, 3-0, but then something changed the game a bit and the result was 2-0 but the team was in the game.

"I think everyone felt one goal could change the direction of game, Tottenham felt it, we did too, but then the third goal changed the game."

The Portuguese added: "We worked all week, and by strategy we didn't lose, tactically we didn't lose, but we lost the game.

"But all our fans don't read papers, all our fans don't watch television, all our fans are more intelligent than that and answered in an amazing way. I don't think it's normal for a team to lose at home and (the fans) react like that.

"The team, until the result was over, was playing to change that result. The team was playing for that. I'm not saying with one goal we would win but we were very much in the game and only 3-0 smashed the mentality of the game.

"Goals are an amazing vitamin and goals conceded are an overdose of fatigue. When you concede two goals it's an overdose of fatigue."

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