Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at some of his players after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Wolves this afternoon.
Mourinho did not sound happy afterwards, saying Wolves deserved their point as his United players were not intense or dynamic enough as he reeled off a lot of criticisms his squad’s way.
The Portuguese is often one who takes the credit when things go well, calling himself the ‘Special One’ back in his Chelsea days, but he tends to get very defensive and turns to blaming others when results do not go his way.
While his quotes today were actually quite measured by his standards, it does seem once again that Mourinho is trying to avoid taking any real responsibility as he questions the commitment of his players, as quoted by several journalists and Twitter accounts:
Jose: A fair result, #wwfc play the way I like to play.
Wolves play like a World Cup final
They were in the game since the 1st minute.
They had the instensity and the desire and we didn’t #MUNWOL #MUFC pic.twitter.com/nzmpVYiRLI
— Nathan Judah (@njudah_star) September 22, 2018
Jose Mourinho to @BBCMOTD: “I don’t know why but they were more motivated. They deserve their point.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) September 22, 2018
Mourinho: “We were not intense enough in our defensive work, we let them play, we didn’t press in an intense way, we gave them too much time. We were not creative or dynamic enough in the last third. Many players were not sharp.” #mufc [MUTV]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 22, 2018