By Alex Martin For Mailonline
Published: 11:40 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 11:40 BST, 1 September 2018
Jose Mourinho is purposely acting up in press conferences in an effort to protect his Manchester United players from criticism, according to Phil Neville.
The Special One caused a media frenzy when he stormed out of a press conference following Manchester United's 3-0 defeat by Tottenham at Old Trafford.
It was a defeat that not only left Manchester United with just three points from their opening three games, but also saw Mourinho become the bookies' favourite in the sack race.
Jose Mourinho has been fiery in his latest press conferences and has demanded more respect
Mourinho's 'three titles' boast and demand for more respect was interpreted as the beginning of the end by some, but former United defender Neville believes it was a premeditated outburst designed to focus