Jose Mourinho unhappy with Man United players despite team spirit
The Manchester United manager was disappointed that his players couldn't take more of their chances
Jose Mourinho couldn’t hide his disappointment at Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils managed to rescue a late point against the Potters after Wayne Rooney equalised in the fourth minute of added time.
The Manchester United captain’s leveller helped the striker become the club’s record goal-scorer after his 250th strike.
However, the 20-time English champions missed out on the chance to move to within two points of Liverpool as Mourinho looks to guide Manchester United to a top-four finish.
Speaking in his post-match media conference after their 1-1 stalemate at the Britannia Stadium, Mourinho was asked about Manchester United’s team spirit.
“Nothing wrong with the spirit. Nothing wrong with the connection between the team and the fans. Everybody believes until the end but you have to be really strong to believe when you start the game and you start immediately missing chances and some of them quite easy chances.
“And on top of that, you score an own goal – I don’t know who scored the goal, if it was Mata, if it was De Gea. I can’t even decide which one scored. So it’s hard but again the spirit is fantastic and I think it’s very important.”
Manchester United will take on Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday night.
The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season, which led to Mourinho’s appointment as their new manager.