Mourinho Refuses To Blame United Stars Over Loss To Feyenoord

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to blame his players for the club’s embarrassing defeat in the hands of Dutch side Feyenoord. The Red Devils were undone 1-0 by the Dutch side who kept their cool to win after scoring in the 79th minute through Tonny Vilhena. Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera were given chances to prove their worth but all came up short. Mourinho has, rather than pass blame on them, said it was understandable the players had been away from action for sometime and were playing together for the first time in a long time. He said he was not surprised chemistry had been lacking among them.

“I don’t want to go in that direction, I don’t want to personalise,” he told BT Sport.

“Some players are playing their first minutes of the season, there have not been many minutes for them.

 “Obviously some played better than others but you can’t judge on one game. They play with the same boys week after week, same team for every competition against some guys playing their first minutes.”

Mourinho also said the goal should have been disallowed because Nicolai Jorgensen, who provided the assist for Vilhena had  been offside.

“We were always in control, trying to win and they were trying not to lose,” he said.

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