Saturday 7 December 2019

Jose: Players, fans and I must do better

Jose Mourinho applauds supporters following the EFL Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester United and Hull City. Photo: Getty Images
Jose Mourinho applauds supporters following the EFL Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester United and Hull City. Photo: Getty Images
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was not impressed with the first-half performance on the pitch or in the stands at Old Trafford last night.

It took until the 56th minute for United to break the deadlock through Juan Mata before Marouane Fellaini nodded home a second.

"Of course they were very well organised defensively like I was expecting," Mourinho said. "It was not easy for us but I thought we were a bit sloppy, complicating things. One more touch, always delaying the decision, giving them time to regroup.

"And it was not our best first half. I think in the first half the players have to do better. I have to do better. The fans they also can do better. In the second half we all improve a little bit, just a little bit. Because this game is over I think now about Sunday (against Liverpool). And Sunday I need to do better, the players they need to do better and the stadium they need to do better."

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