In a classic Mourinho-esque performance, United went to Anfield and played for a 0-0 draw and got it, managing just one shot on target whilst taking the sting from Liverpool’s pacey attacks.
Manchester United had just 35% possession v Liverpool – their lowest total in a league match since Opta began recording this data in 2003-04
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) October 17, 2016
It was a drab, uninspiring affair, with broadcasters Sky claiming that United only had 35% possession throughout – their lowest recorded since the beginning of the Premier League era.
But, in his post-match press conference, Mourinho took issue with the figures put out into the public domain, insisting the real number was 42%:
— Paul LFC (@P_J_K_88) October 17, 2016
Actually believe Mourinho or rather Man Utd stats team. Felt like 42% not 35%. 35% possession looks much worse.
— reverse_ball (@reverse_ball) October 17, 2016
Mourinho says that United's analyst recorded it as 42% possession. Which rather contradicts his earlier point about LFC lack of shots.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) October 17, 2016
Mourinho just came back into press conference room to say Sky/BBC's possession stats are wrong. "My guy did it – 42 [percent], not 35."
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) October 17, 2016
Ah, good old Jose, eh? He never misses an opportunity to cause a bit of a stir, does he?
What do you make of his claims that United were 7% better off than everyone is making out? Does it even matter, really?
Let us know in the comments section below…