Can Mourinho accept that the formula, which brought him so much success, does not work so well in the modern era? Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were also present.
“A Champions League week is always a good week, even if you expect a hard match, a hard opponent”, Mourinho said.
Manchester United lost 3-1 at West Ham United while bottom trio Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town still remain winless after another defeat for each. This being Mourinho, you could offer half a dozen different interpretations and they may all be right.
Liverpool and Manchester City meet in a top-of-the-table Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon and we asked the experts which side had the better defence heading into the encounter.
“No, I don’t think (so)”, the Portuguese said.
Jose Mourinho’s men sunk to new depths of misery with an inexplicably bad performance at the Olympic Stadium, conceding twice in the first half and immediately losing another goal right after Marcus Rashford scored to give Man United hope later in the game.
Curiously, it was Eden Hazard who grabbed the opener for the home side – just a few days after scoring the victor for Chelsea during that cup game.
It’s claimed that Mourinho’s days at Old Trafford are numbered and the Portuguese is now favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.
Watch Manchester United v Valencia live on RTÉ2 from 7pm on Tuesday and follow our live blog on RTE Sport Online and the News Now App. United is off to its worst start in 28 years with 10 points through seven matches.
“He is one of the players that has improved from last season”. “We didn’t look like a team today that was going to beat West Ham”. From the first minute you could see we weren’t winning the second balls and our duels.
Zidane resigned as Madrid coach in June after leading the Spanish giants to three consecutive Champions League titles. I’m not sure if that’s down to injuries or easing players back in after the World Cup, but because they are more settled I’ll say Liverpool.
“Clearly, he is showing that famous thing of the team being more important than one of us and he has sacrificed himself for the team”.