In one of the bigger non-story stories of the day, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is being asked why Romelu Lukaku didn’t celebrate his strike, his 15th goal of the season, at West Brom.
“I think two reasons. One: his love for West Bromwich Albion. He was a happy kid here, they help him to feel loved, they made him feel at home. It was here he exploded in the Premier League: Mourinho explained (h/t ESPN FC).
“Probably the second thing is he looks at me and I don’t celebrate too and he says, ‘If he doesn’t celebrate, why should I celebrate?’
“You don’t go crazy when you win. You don’t get depressed when you lose. You are much more stable with experience. Some other managers, they are different, and they don’t change.
“I change. If I score a goal in the last minute you will see me run, for sure, for sure, but a goal in minute 20-something, 1-0 with a lot to play — let’s play.”
“When my team is winning it keeps an emotional balance and we don’t do circus. Also when we are losing, in a not happy moment, we try not to be depressed, we try to keep our balance.”
United could be without Antonio Valencia due to a hamstring injury but Mourinho vowed that the team will battle through the adversity.
“Our last match in the Premier League is against Watford at Old Trafford in mid-May, and until then every match we go. We don’t want to go on holidays. We want to play until the last match.”