Ex-Red Devil urges Jose to cheer up: 'Fans would welcome to see him smiling'
- Former Manchester United striker and youth academy coach Brian McClair insists the Portuguese should give Man United's fans some hope of a bright future at least by giving up on his negative approach for the coming season
"There has to be a balance," McClair told BBC World Service Sport. "You should, at some point, look as though you are enjoying it. It is fine to be critical, upset and happy – Sir Alex had those moments too, but there were several times where he looked very happy.
"Jose maybe enjoys himself internally but from a football point of view, the Manchester United fans would very much welcome to see him smiling and laughing at appropriate times. From an opposite view, your great rivals have been Liverpool and they have a coach (Jurgen Klopp) who does laugh and smile and look pleased to be there. That must grate as well at times if you are a United fan."
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