Mourinho has many “complaints” after Manchester United loss
Jose Mourinho doesn’t have any answers right now.
The Manchester United boss was frustrated following Saturday’s 3-1 loss at West Ham United, and struggled to find reasons for his club’s moribund play.
[ RECAP: West Ham 3-1 Man Utd ]
What did he not like? Seemingly everything.
“I can have complaints with quality and mental approach,” Mourinho said. “You have to try always and that is my nature as a football professional.”
When it rains, it pours, and Mourinho was quizzed on a number of his decisions in the game, including handing a rare start to Anthony Martial over struggling Alexis Sanchez.
He was also asked about Paul Pogba, who started and was a peripheral figure in the loss after losing his vice captaincy and being left out of the squad in a home League Cup loss to Derby County. All Mourinho managed was, “He tried hard.”
Mourinho was also displeased with what he deemed one offside goal, an unlucky own goal, and a third goal in which he believed there was a West Ham foul in the build-up.
The last one, Mourinho said, was a murderous moment, coming a minute after Marcus Rashford had pulled United to 2-1.
“We had 20 minutes to try and change the game after we scored but we could not do it because our mentality was gone.”
It’s a top-to-bottom mess at Manchester United right now, and the club badly needs a rudder. Can Mourinho be that piece, or is he too far gone?