Jose Mourinho was not a happy manager after his Manchester United side fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield on Saturday.
After the game, Mourinho slammed his players and their attitude.
“I don’t even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor,” he said. “When I lose matches, I like to lose because the opponent was better and had more quality.
“But when you lose because of attitude, that is really bad. I heard Ander Herrera in his flash [television] interview saying the attitude and desire was poor.
“Oh my God, when a player says that, or a player feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why – because I cannot explain that. It concerns me because if it happened today why can’t it happen tomorrow?”
“The mistakes – him [Lindelof] for the second goal and Mata for the first goal – are mistakes that belong in the context, said Mourinho.
“If you play an amazing game and lose to an individual mistake, yes, you point the finger. But that was not the case here. In the first half I was waiting for it. It was Mata and Victor but it could have been another player because the attitude was really poor.
“They [Huddersfield] played how I like. They played with everything they have, how I like, and like it has to be. They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. They played with everything and we didn’t. So the team that deserved to win won – simple.”
“I feel really disappointed and if I was a Manchester United supporter – not a manager but a traditional supporter – I would be really disappointed. You can play and lose a football match because the opponent had more quality than you. But you cannot lose because the opponent had a better attitude than you, so I am really disappointed.”
Mourinho was right, the fans were not happy.
Lindelof costs us the game. Absolutely embarrassing, that’s why he’s not played a single PL game yet.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) October 21, 2017
Lindelof should work in IKEA and not be professional footballer for Manchester United…
— Falnin (@Falnin_) October 21, 2017
Don't want to be too cruel but in the ten minutes since Victor Lindelof came on MUFC have conceded as many goals as previous eight PL games
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) October 21, 2017
That was maybe the worst half of football from Mourinho's United. Feeble and fazed. Martial and Lindelof execrable. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 21, 2017
I am sorry. I absolutely love Herrera for his passion but Matic deserves a midfielder of higher capability to play next to him. Awful.
— The United Link ? (@TheUnitedLink) October 21, 2017
Herrera / Mata / Lingard, all 3 have been at Utd for few season, all 3 need to go. Today was the perfect example of how average they are
— Utd (@RantUtd) October 21, 2017
Marcus Rashford was probably the only player to come out of the game with any credit.
13 – Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals as a teenager for @ManUtd than Marcus Rashford. Prodigy.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 21, 2017