Manchester United returned to winning ways at Northampton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening.
Goals from Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford secured a 3-1 win which stops a run of three defeats that all occurred in the same week.
Mourinho was under pressure against Northampton but ironically, the draw that pits United against Manchester City in the next round may actually increase the focus on The Special One.
United now face a very tough run of games at the end of October, which includes Liverpool, Fenerbahce, Chelsea and Manchester City in succession.
“They tried to delete…”
Jose Mourinho did manage to criticise the referee after the Northampton win, despite Manchester United’s 3-1 win.
And, a separate interview has gone viral of Mourinho at Northampton where he appeared to lash out at many of his critics in the past week or so.
It is worth noting that Mourinho did not give a press conference after the EFL Cup game, as he was not contractually obliged to.
But, the “Football Einsteins” comment has been picked up by many on social media, predominantly as a way of criticising Jose Mourinho.
“Football is full of Einsteins”
These comments came on MUTV and it feels like this was Jose Mourinho drawing a line under the three defeats in a week to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford.
It also appears that Mourinho is trying to draw the club’s fans and the players into a unified force against the critics.
Love him or hate Mourinho, you have to admire how he has grouped all the critics together, both of himself and Manchester United.
The full Einsteins quote from Jose Mourinho:
“I know that some football Einsteins – football is full of Einsteins – I know that they tried to delete 16 years of my career. They tried to delete an unbelievable history of Man United football club and to focus on a bad week with three bad results. But that’s the new football – it’s full of Einsteins.”
Jose Mourinho’s MUTV interview (Video)
The Twitter reaction
Mourinho's quote on Einsteins is brilliant. Made my morning, tbh.
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) September 22, 2016
Mourinho is right 90% of the time. The 10% he fucks up in gets focused on far too much by short sighted Einsteins. Genius.
— Chenkovic (@_Asgardian) March 14, 2015
Pretty sure Guardiola & Rodgers are the "Footballing Einsteins" Mourinho mentioned. #PreviousTweet
— Chelsea Action (@ChelseaAction) December 2, 2014
Jose Mourinho claims 'Einsteins' are trying to delete 16 years of his career pic.twitter.com/2MohVohpBK
— Weekend Football (@weekendfootball) September 22, 2016
The Einsteins are after Mourinho. That's more like it, Jose. Bring on the fighting talk.
— Duleep Allirajah (@DuleepOffside) September 22, 2016
First its the fans
Then it's the ref
Now its Einsteins
Welcome in Mourinho excuses world
— Mostafa LFC (@Fathy55) September 22, 2016
— Joeri Willems (@junienjo) September 22, 2016
We know one person who isn't a 'Football Einstein', Mr Mourinho…
— Kinkladze 7 (@king_ladze7) September 22, 2016
Clearly Mourinho thinks he's the "football Einstein" and everyone else is dumb…delusional prick
— This Is New Arsenal (@MrDjopo) September 22, 2016