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I don't care if players dislike criticism - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho (Getty)
Jose Mourinho (Getty)

Cape Town - Manchester 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 season.

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 Marcus Rashford.

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.