Jose Mourinho reacts to Liverpool FC’s 4-1 win over Man United

Jose Mourinho feels that Liverpool FC's team were fresher than his Man United side on Saturday

Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho felt that Liverpool FC were the far fresher team after his Manchester United side were beaten 4-1 by the Reds in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Manchester United slumped to a 4-1 defeat by their local rivals in Michigan in the fourth leg of their pre-season tour of the United States.

Many Red Devils stars are still on their summer holidays following their involvements in the World Cup with their national teams in Russia this summer.

And Mourinho feels that his team were punished by the fitter side following their comprehensive defeat by Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Speaking to MUTV after the game, Mourinho said: “While we had gasoline we competed. At 1-1, after an hour, or 65 minutes, 70, something like that, gasoline is gone/

“‘Liverpool is not only about having all their players, it’s also about in previous matches they rotate players. 45 minutes Salah, 45 minutes Shaqiri, then 45 minutes Fabinho, 45 minutes another one.

“But for Herrera, Mata, Alexis, Darmian, these boys we have, they are like this [motions hand cutting throat]. They cannot give more.

“So this match was for nothing. Honestly, it was for nothing.”

Manchester United will be aiming to be the main challenger for the Premier League title next season as they look to try win the trophy next season.

The Red Devils ended up in second place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term in what was Mourinho’s second campaign in charge.

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since their famous final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

They won the League Cup and Europa League in Mourinho’s first season but ended up without a trophy last term.

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