Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho may be known for winning trophies, but one thing he’s not really known for throughout his career has been his thrilling football.
Some of his supporters will say that’s unfair, and his sides may be compact, but they also offer an attacking threat, but when Manchester United went to take on Newcastle – at St James Park, where Mourinho has never won as a manager, he went safety first, and many fans got bored in the first half.
There was the worry over Paul Pogba looking as though he had pulled up in the warm up – only for the midfielder to take to the pitch, and while the majority of the players were underwhelming, Alexis Sanchez did try and bring the game to life against a defensive and well drilled Newcastle team.
Fans were annoyed with the lack of goals, and blamed Mourinho – and some made it clear they felt the manager was not right for the club, with others worried the system didn’t suit the players on the field.
Of course the majority of neutrals loved seeing United labour, and ‘boring boring Manchester United’ was certainly doing the rounds on social media.
Best of Twitter
Man United don’t have any width at all, everyone trying to go through the middle. Newcastle will take this all day.
— MLW (@19MLW85) February 11, 2018
— Aaron Mitchell (@aaronleemitchel) February 11, 2018
Fuck me Man United are boring to watch
— Ryan Butler (@Bumler98) February 11, 2018
What is wrong with this Man United team? So much wasted quality which should be tearing team like Newcastle apart. Jose is the problem #bbcfootball
— Fish Hailu (@fishhailu83) February 11, 2018
— Serge Kozitskii (@skozitskii) February 11, 2018
Bor..ring boring man uni..ted…bor..ring boring man united..♪♫♬♪♫♬
— Khairul Amri (@khairul_amri19) February 11, 2018
Man united are like watching paint dry! So boring
— Kyle Wilson (@Kylewilson07) February 11, 2018
As a Man United Fan, all I want is a draw! A long boring draw!
— Music Kamikaze (@Edub4Music) February 10, 2018
Just showing the decline, boring boring man united
— K (@KeelanFJones) February 8, 2018
Defensive football is so boring ffs. Is this how Man United fans always feel?
— Bruh (@Abgoon_) February 10, 2018
Lol. Mourinho is a joke.
— Largo Pesado (@thicknlong) February 11, 2018
we are drawing with a newcastle side who havent had a win in 8 games in the league ffs what is this shit show
— hovic (@Mourinho____Out) February 11, 2018
Mourinho doing his best to look a right Cockwomble
— DoubleOohhh7 (@Double_Ohhh_7) February 11, 2018