Romelu Lukaku’s goal in the 62nd minute was not enough to save Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup clash against Real Madrid, even though, according to Jose Mourinho, it should have been good enough to take the game to extra time.
I think we did well, I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short and one of their goals was an offside. With a good VAR system it would be 1-1 and extra time
the Portuguese manager told BT Sport, referring to Casemiro’s goal in the first half. The Brazilian indeed seemed to be marginally offside, something the assistant referee missed, allowing the goal thanks to which Madrid took the lead.
They could have scored more goals than they did, we could have scored more goals than we did. They had a period of dominance at middle of the first half and we had a period of dominance at middle of the second half
Mourinho also said, as if giving… further proof of how balanced the game was.
Manchester United are hosting West Ham United this Sunday on the first day of the new Premier League season.