The Red Devils returned to the Champions League with a clear 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford, but despite admitting that the result and the overall picture of his team were very good, Jose Mourinho didn’t avoid almost telling his players off for the way they played after 2-0.
Until the second goal, we were very stable but, after that, we were not making the right decisions and we could have put ourselves in trouble. There were bad decisions, fantasy football, PlayStation football, tricks. I don’t like it
the Portuguese told BT Sport right after the game.
The players probably felt the game was over at 2-0, but you have to respect the opponent. We lost our shape, the players relaxed too much and I didn’t like it. But, overall, the performance was solid and three points is the most important thing
the Manchester United manager said. Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were United’s scorers, with the first one coming off the bench to take Paul Pogba‘s place, when the Frenchman got injured.
Asked about his French star, Mourinho said that “he could stay out a few weeks”.