Jose Mourinho was left in disbelief seeing his team play their worst 45 minutes of the season so far, going 2-0 down in the first half at Huddersfield Town. Marcus Rashford’s consolation goal late in the game didn’t change anything, and United’s manager didn’t hesitate to admit that his team didn’t deserve a point.
When you lose a match because of attitude, that is really bad. I don’t even remember a friendly match when our attitude was so poor. We could have a second goal and a draw but it would have been undeserved
the Portuguese said in a flash interview right after the final whistle.
If I was a Manchester United supporter, I would be really disappointed because you can accept losing because the opponent had more quality, but not because the opponent had more attitude
Mourinho also said, very-very disappointed. When asked about the personal mistakes that led to Huddersfield’s goal though, he avoided ‘pointing fingers’.
I will analyse the game and, if I need to, I will criticise specific players. Right now though, it would be unfair to point fingers at players, publicly, for individual mistakes
his comment was. A little later, talking in a news conference, the Man United manager was asked if fatigue was an excuse, since they had played a big game midweek, at Benfica.
We are happy to be playing in the Champions League. These players have played European football for many years. We know other teams might have a week to prepare for league games. It is part of the game and not an excuse I want to use now