That is the view of former Barcelona and Chelsea star Deco, who won the Champions League with Mourinho at Porto and insists the Special One knows what he’s doing.

It is understood some of Mourinho’s public criticism of his side this season has not gone down well in the Old Trafford dressing room.

But speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London, Deco said: “I don’t like the coach criticising me! But he knows better than us players and sometimes he does that not to pressure players but to give something different.