The highly touted Blood Red Derby turned out to be a drab affair with the match ending as a goalless stalemate. The disappointment of the Kop was evident, who were expecting their team to blow away their top-4 rivals like they have done with Arsenal and Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho surprised everyone, including United fans, by playing for the draw from the start. The Portuguese handed starts to Fellaini and Young, in place of Mata and Martial, thereby giving out the clear message that his emphasis was on not conceding a goal, rather than scoring one.
The negative tactics did not go down well with the Kop and the fans took to twitter to compare the United boss with Tony Pulis, a manager renowned with such dark arts.
Check out the best tweets below!
The more I watch Jose Mourinhos teams, the more I wonder what Tony Pulis could have achieved with £1008500000 Over the last 14years
— StatsAndSwearwords (@StatsSwearwords) October 17, 2016
"A Mourinho masterclass"…. Yeah, if subject of that masterclass is how to impersonate a Tony Pulis team. pic.twitter.com/ItXm8cHMuJ
— Karl (@__karl__) October 17, 2016
If Mourinho directed Die Hard it'd be 90 minutes of Bruce Willis hiding in a cupboard, then applauding his tactics for not getting shot.
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) October 17, 2016
Let's be honest, take away his Portuguese nationality and Jose Mourinho quite literally is a slightly better version of Tony Pulis.
— Dharma (@Kloppholic) October 17, 2016
Mourinho is just Tony Pulis with hair.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) October 17, 2016
— Craig Lawes (@GodBliss88) October 17, 2016
Mourinho needs a £300m side to do what Tony Pulis does with a £15 one. Happy MUFC fans are either telling porkies or blind desperate
— Wally Downes Jr (@WallyDownes_Jr) October 17, 2016
West Brom want pulis out for the exact thing mourinho just done but Man U fans call it a "mourinho masterclass" awful club
— Jordan (@FirminoFinesse) October 17, 2016
Mourinho is literally a glorified Pulis. Hates football. Lives to park that bus and dreams of a 1-0 win.
— Josh Horsley 🌐 (@joshuathfc_) October 17, 2016
More bodies in every position. Defend deep. Feed off crumbs. Typical Tony Pulis.
But it's a tactical masterclass, 'cos it's Mourinho.
— Ezeus Maximus. (@chivaneze) October 17, 2016