Mourinho slams Premier League for damaging United's European hopes

  • Mourinho slams Premier League for damaging United's European hopes

Mourinho slams Premier League for damaging United's European hopes

Mourinho has already led his side to victory in the EFL Cup final - which caused their game at Manchester City to be postponed - and they are now in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

Juan Mata's goal in the second leg of their last 16 clash with FC Rostov at Old Trafford on Thursday night, after drawing 1-1 at Russian Federation, ensured their progress in the competition.

"Yeah. I don't know for sure, but for sure, no Middlesbrough and no national team".

"It's very important - it could be one more trophy and it means we play Champions League".

"Normally it would just be Rostov but we have a lot more". When I watch marathons and people go to their limit, I don't think it is amusing, and I don't think it's amusing some of my players in six weeks play 11 matches.

"At least let us sleep a little bit on Sunday". I don't ask for me, I ask for everyone. "But a lot of things are going against us", he told BT Sport at Old Trafford. In Portugal, every team that plays in Europe they play on the next Monday.

The club's assistant manager has stepped in as caretaker after the Spaniard's stormy three-and-a-half year reign was brought to an end with the Teessiders second-bottom of the Premier League and in danger of an immediate return to the Championship.

Mourinho sold Mata while at former club Chelsea but the 28-year-old has not looked back this term, finding the net against Rostov in the Europa League on Thursday night to take his tally to 10 goals and three assists overall.

"I think he deserves respect, I think his family deserve respect". Mourinho signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly at the start of the season and allowed midfielders Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin to leave the club in January. It's very hard for my players to have injuries.

However, the Netherlands worldwide insists that he has no bitterness towards Mourinho or his old club in the wake of his move and says he opted to leave purely because of his lack of playing time. Why us, Sunday 12 o'clock? In the second half immediately he felt he couldn't carry on, so even a physical monster like him felt it. Paul is paying the price. "Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks the same way".

The Armenian saw the Swede's run and pushed a low cross towards him. He's angry at the Boro players who got his mate Aitor Karanka sacked. "If he breaks, no problem".