Alan Shearer tells Jose Mourinho why he was ‘totally wrong’ following Man Ut’d 1-0 defeat to NUFC

Speaking to the BBC following yesterday’s incredible victory over Man United, Alan Shearer has told Jose Mourinho that he was ‘totally wrong’ in saying that our 1-0 win relied on luck – stating we were ‘anything but lucky’ give the way we defended and won the midfield battle.
In fairness to Mourinho, his post-match comments were full of class and respect in the main, stating how we ‘fought like animals’ and won the game in a ‘beautiful way’, however Shearer clearly disagrees with his comments regarding our luck in the game.
Here’s what he said in his column for the BBC today, responding strongly to Mourinho’s assessment of the game:

“Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was totally wrong when he said Newcastle played for a draw and relied on luck to beat his side on Sunday.
“The only thing Mourinho was right about in his post-match interview was that the Magpies players worked incredibly hard for their victory.
“Rafa Benitez’s side thoroughly deserved their win because they defended better than Manchester United, they dominated midfield and they did what United could not do, which was score.
“Yes, United created some chances and Newcastle’s new goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had an incredible game on his debut.
“But Mourinho relies on his goalkeeper David de Gea to get them a point sometimes – like at Anfield earlier this season, for example.
“Mourinho would not tell you there was anything fluky about that result, and the same goes for the way the Magpies earned their win. They were everything but lucky, in fact.
“From start to finish, it was a brilliant all-round team performance from Newcastle, and it would be unfair to just pick out one performance because there were so many that stood out.
“In contrast, Manchester United showed why they are so far behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, as they struggled all over the pitch.”
Spot on from Shearer, who refuses to accept that we were fortunate to win in a game where our effort and organisation meant we created our own luck.
A brilliant win and one that was fully deserved.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Alan Shearer tells Jose Mourinho why he was ‘totally wrong’ following Man Ut’d 1-0 defeat to NUFC

  1. I do agree with Alan, as to what he said about Luck and the magpies were playing for a draw. The speed and enthusiasm Magpies showed right from the word go, was phenomenal. what on earth were our defenders doing, because of defenders like Smalling, good shot stoppers would like to leave, how long can a one man army work. Senior player like smalling cannot use his head and as said earlier, smalling can never be even a minimum guarantee defense. It is time Jose would have to look for a central defender who could be a team player and also can communicate clearly with his fellow defenders.


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