Mourinho - United have 'desire to win, fear to lose'

Irene MckinneyOct 03, 2018

Having been held at home by Wolves, knocked out of the Carabao Cup by second-tier Derby and humbled at West Ham, their winless run stretched to a fourth match as attention switched to the Champions League.

And he admits he did not expect Jose Mourinho to still be in charge after Saturday's result.

Three points from Old Trafford as Man United drew 0-0 with Valencia on Champions League matchday 2.

The atmosphere at Old Trafford was rather flat as United lacked any bite in a contest played at walking pace, with the visitors content to keep them at bay with crisp one-touch passing.

"The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts", Mourinho said.

"I'm pleased with the effort, the commitment, the improvement [after West Ham], but I'm not pleased of course with the result which is not a good result but is not a bad result".

The kick-off was put back to 8.05pm as a result but the United players didn't have almost enough time to change and warm up for such an important Champions League game.

The manager's behaviour has led club legend Paul Scholes to say that the Portuguese is "embarrassing the club."

"I'm not a fan of Mourinho - if he was made of chocolate he would eat himself. Freedom of speech, free country, you can say what you want".

United arrived at Old Trafford at 7.15 p.m. - just 45 minutes before the scheduled kickoff time - due to traffic in the Manchester area, but there really can be no excuse for a home team to turn up late when their hotel is just three miles away. Valencia have one point and Young Boys none.

Man City fans will have loved seeing their former hero putting the boot into Man United and the now current Hammer clearly wasn't too impressed with what he came up against on Saturday lunchtime.

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