Mourinho: Man United drained, made mistakes vs. Man City
Jose Mourinho wasn’t too bothered by Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, calling it, “Not a bad performance [but] a performance with mistakes.”
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The United manager said the team’s three-match away week coupled with an injury to Paul Pogba and a less than 100 percent Romelu Lukaku hampered his Red Devils.
Oh, and he wasn’t about to let the rivals’ midweek difference in opponent and venue go by unnoticed. From the BBC:
“We had two matches away [Juventus and then City], it is not the physical effort but the mental pressure,” he said. “I think some of the boys felt it a little bit.”
As for Pogba, well, this is a very Mourinho answer.
Mourinho on Pogba’s absence: “if we could bring on a fresh Fellaini with 25 minutes to go at 2-1, I think they would have had big, big trouble.”— Sam Lee (@SamLee) November 11, 2018