Mourinho and United get into the Christmas spirit with sweaty shirts

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Jose Mourinho revealed it was he who told his Manchester United players to give their shirts to the visiting supporters following Saturday's 2-0 win at West Brom.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals at the Hawthorns as United made it three Premier League victories in a row, taking them to within three points of the Champions League places.

After the game, United's players handed their shirts to the fans in the away end - making for an unusual early Christmas present for some keen followers.

"I told them to do that. It is Christmas time," Mourinho said.

"A shirt for a fan coming directly from the game with sweat means a lot.

"It is a pity that not everyone can get one but for the ones that can get it, it is a great feeling.

"For them [the players], it is just one more shirt. They will arrive in the dressing room and give it to the kitman, to a friend or change with a West Brom friend."