Neville revels in Jose being ‘impossible’ after Juve game


Date published: Friday 9th November 2018 1:32

Gary Neville says he “loved” the reaction of Jose Mourinho after the Champions League victory over Juventus.

The Manchester United manager reacted to the 2-1 win with a cupped ear towards the Juventus fans.

“Some people might may not like that but I love that about him,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“I think there should be reaction and passion at the end of a match. I even like his reaction at the end of the game against Newcastle, which the FA have appealed against.

“To me, Jose’s best qualities were always that he was impossible when he was losing and impossible when he was winning and it was always enthralling to watch and he always brought everyone along the line.

“When I think of him in the press conference after the Juventus game and some of the one-liners he came out with, compared to where he was a few weeks ago, and the day before the Newcastle game, that’s a massive difference. He has hung in there and shown determination.”

Neville has been impressed with the recent rejuvenation of United, saying: “It hasn’t been with incredible performance levels but with a real doggedness and determination. People were strongly suggesting that players were not with the manager a month ago. I never bought into that.

“You don’t win away from home or show the level of determination unless the players are there fighting until the end. Even though everything might not be perfect and there might be one or two issues that have been rumbling between Jose and players, I think generally the players on the pitch are showing they are fighting for the shirt, for the badge and the coaching staff.”