Jose Mourinho is “real” and does not fake his emotions like other managers in the Premier League, according to Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Man United boss, Mourinho demanded respect from the media after an angry news conference following a 3-0 defeat by Tottenham at Old Trafford in August.
But Lukaku says the Portuguese is a family man, makes the players laugh and fights for them, and deserves respect.
“People only know a side of him in which he’s a winner,” said Lukaku.
“But what I like about him is he’s not going to fake his emotions. When he’s mad, you know he is mad. When he’s happy, you see he is happy.
“I don’t understand why people don’t like the realness about him. When he’s mad at me I know he is mad at me, and I try to do what he wants so he is happy again.”
This was in an interview with Dion Dublin on Football Focus on Saturday at 12:00 BST on BBC One, the Belgium also talks about learning from former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry and ex-Chelsea forward Didier Drogba, his relationship with ex-Everton manager Ronald Koeman and wanting to finish his career with no regrets.