However since those comments from Mourinho performances have been lacking.
United were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace on Saturday and needed a late winner to beat Young Boys last night in the Champions League.
Marouane Fellaini’s injury time strike provoked an incredible response from Mourinho as he picked up a water bottle crate and slammed it down on the floor.
And he admitted he was relieved with the result despite another frustrating performance.
“Relief,” he said when asked how he felt.
“We didn’t play to be in trouble until the last minute. I was frustrated we couldn’t score. My players were very tired at the end. That’s what I want. Without David de Gea’s save, no winning goal. We qualified. We did it.”