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United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he remains unfazed when his
players don't like the criticism he directs at them.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, and Chris Smalling
have all experienced public criticism from the Portuguese tactician this
Mourinho has continued this trend by stating that many of his players
are not giving their all, and should follow the example of hard-working
He told Sky Sports: "I don't care. I just try to be who I am. I try to be honest and direct. I don't think about the consequences.
"Give me everything, I'm happy for that. If you don't I ask you for
more. It is just common sense. When you give everything you have I
cannot demand more.
"Even Marcus [Rashford] not performing very well - he was giving
everything. I could never demand more. I could only support and say
better days will arrive.
"I was always super happy with the approach. Some other guys don't give everything they have. They have to."
Meanwhile Mourinho believes that bigger things lie ahead as his first season at Old Trafford draws to a close.
The former Chelsea boss will do well to end the campaign in the top
four of the Premier League, but he knows that more is expected of the
Red Devils under his guidance.
"It doesn't matter what happens in terms of titles we win or don't
win," he added.