Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United have not been good enough'

05 October, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists it's too early in the season to be anxious about the club's current position in the Premier League standings.

Mourinho expressed confidence that the Premier League table would look different before long - United are now in 10th position - and suggested they would be in for a hard game against Rafael Benitez's Newcastle. "To do that we need points - points we lost in the last two matches", he said before Saturday's home game against Newcastle.

Mourinho enjoyed success over two spells at Chelsea and delivered the club their very first Premier League title, but is now toiling at Old Trafford amid poor results and claims of player fallouts.

Asked by journalists why United were struggling, Mourinho replied "for many different reasons" but refused to elaborate.

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has reportedly reached breaking point with Jose Mourinho, and has held discussions with his agent about resolving the situation. "We know that to improve that position we need to win these three points, but we know that our opponent for different reasons also need the points".

Ex-England boss Capello told Sky Sport Italia: "I met Mourinho during a meeting between managers last summer".

"[We have had] recovering time for the players that played against Valencia and good work for the others that obviously were in flawless condition to train", Mourinho added.

However, there was some positive news as Mourinho confirmed United suffered no fresh injury concerns against Valencia while Young may return to the squad tomorrow after missing the Valencia game on Tuesday with a minor knock. He is very bright on his analysis of the opponents' qualities and tries to stop them.

"The results they had against the top teams didn't get them points yet this season but they gave them very, very close results and hard matches for the opposition, so we expect a hard match".

"So we expect a hard match". "Three draws. Not the feeling of defeat but not the happiness of victory".

But Mourinho has faced the most criticism, with many ex-pros believing anything other than a win against Newcastle will be the end of his reign.



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