Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho makes classy gesture to Watford employee after 2-1 win | Football | Sport
Mourinho would have been in a good mood post-match after goals from Romelu Lukaku and man-of-the-match Chris Smalling gave Manchester United all three points.
The Portuguese manager then gave his thoughts on the match to TV and radio before having a press conference with the written press.
And Manchester Evening News reporter Ciaran Kelly spotted Mourinho making the day even more special for a United fan working at the ground.
Kelly wrote on Twitter: “What’s Jose Mourinho like away from cameras?
“Well, before his press conference, he asked a Watford employee for WiFi.
“‘Shaking’, she took his phone and typed it before revealing she was a closet United fan.
“He gave her a big hug. ‘I can die happy,’ she told me as I left.”
In his press conference, Mourinho hailed his players after they held on to withstand a second-half fightback from Watford.
He said: “I’m very happy with the points, the spirit, and something which represents the spirit of the team in Lukaku’s tackle after running 50 to help the team.
“We had everything in the first half to kill the game – if we played the second half the same we could have done it without the last 10 minutes.”
Following Smalling’s goal, Mourinho hugged Kieran McKenna on the touchline.
And Mourinho revealed they had worked on a plan for the set-piece which led to Smalling scoring.
He said: “It’s the best thing that can happen that you train and then it happens in the match.
“We’re working – the positioning, the movement but the set-piece is a very specific thing that you work on, and for weeks you don’t see the result – so when you do it’s happiness.”