Mourinho reacts after 4-0 thrashing against Chelsea
It was one of those losses hard to digest and it’s definitely one José Mourinho will never forget. The day the Portuguese coach made his return to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, the team who first welcomed him when he kicked off his adventure in England more than 10 years ago, he got served a 4-0 beating.
It was another reality check for the “Special One”, who seems to be less special every time his team gets demolished with no mercy. Manchester United never really appeared to have the weapons they needed to battle against a powered up Chelsea side and the hosts easily ran over their opponents at the Old Trafford.
As usual, Mourinho reacted in his very own tone, making multiple about remarks about the game, his players and the next challenges…
Mourinho: “I apologize for a loss like this, since I’m the leader of this team. I must say I’m 100% with Manchester United, not 99%. I’m not 1% with Chelsea either, or any other club for that matter. There’s only way to bounce back from this and that’s get back into training and keep fighting”, started by commenting the former Real Madrid and Internazionale manager.
The 53-year old mastermind also talked about what went wrong in the game, Bailly’s injury, his half-time talk and his expectations for the upcoming days…
Mourinho: “Bailly injury looks serious. He got hurt in his knee and it may have affected his ligaments. Regarding the game itself, if we ignore all those defensive errors we made, we actually performed well. However, we can’t simply erase that and the truth is that it changed the game since Chelsea plays extremely well in counter-attacks.”
Mourinho: “At half-time, I told my team they had given their best. Losing 2-0 or 4-0 it’s the same in terms of a practical point. We don’t earn points in any of those scenarios. I would rather have another Premier League in the next few days because of what happened, but we have to play City for the League Cup and that’s a game we really want to win as well. I’m confident our rivals will also lose many points in the Premier League”, pointed out the controversial manager.”
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Sources: manutd.com / chelseafc.com