Mourinho Tasks Manchester United To Impress In Feyenoord Clash

  • Mourinho Tasks Manchester United To Impress In Feyenoord Clash

Mourinho Tasks Manchester United To Impress In Feyenoord Clash

Other exclusions include Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard.

He offered an honest assessment of the continent's second-tier club tournament.

"It is not a competition I want, it is not a competition the players want", Mourinho said, as quoted by the Guardian. We were not trying to win, we were just in control of the game and waiting for the possibility to win or not to win.

"I think Marcus is the best one to play in that position, especially at Watford". It was a fine result for Stephen Kenny's side, who lost to Legia Warsaw in the Champions League play-offs. A game that was set up nicely to give the squad a good rotation, and rest a number of key first team members, turned 180 and knocked Manchester United's confidence even lower than after the loss in the Manchester Derby. Then they scored the goal, which I don't think we deserved.

After beginning the game with a much-changed lineup, Mourinho made three substitutions shortly after the hour mark, bringing on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Memphis Depay and Ashley Young, but a United goal still never came.

"If you win matches, people are happy, you lose matches and people are sad and feel it". The game represented numerous same faults that occurred against City, especially not being able to start strong from the get-go. We have to look to the competition with respect.

"We're in the competition again and we want to win it".

"When we won the Community Shield and three Premier League matches I was not on the moon saying we are a phenomenal team that will destroy every opponent", he added. "This is the way we want to approach the competition". Maybe as a player but not the fans. There are good teams which are used to playing these games.

Jose Mourinho's side lost their Europa League opener on Thursday night after the Argentinian's mistake lead to the only-goal. "They helped us last season during hard matches".

"But we knew that if we could keep the ball against Manchester, there are possibilities".

"In fact the week we play Liverpool [17 October], Fenerbache and Chelsea, the gift we had was to play Liverpool on the Monday - but on the Monday before not the Monday after. I trust him completely and I know his future will be absolutely brilliant", said the Portuguese, who was scathing of some of his players after the City defeat, particularly defender Eric Bailly.

"We are not going to make a drama out of it". Sassuolo, appearing in Europe for the first time, started their Group F campaign with a rousing 3-0 home win against 2012 Europa League runners-up Athletic Bilbao.