Manchester United players not coping with pressure claims Mourinho
Jose Mourinho dismayed after United lose for the third consecutive match
September 19th, 2016
Well that was unexpected. Manchester United went into the derby as favourites to beat a Manchester City side missing Aguero although their defensive frailties were laid bare and defeats against Feyenoord and Watford have followed.
All of a sudden, question marks are being raised against this Red Devils side who might boast Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, but also seem to be carrying Wayne Rooney and looking far from robust at the back.
Jose Mourinho clearly won’t accept any blame for the defeats and prefers the finger-pointing exercise that has endeared him to precisely nobody since the dawn of time.
Apparently he reckons that some of his players are struggling to cope with the pressure and wants them to step up to the plate when Leicester City arrive this coming weekend.
“I was completely aware that we were not the perfect team, that we had lots of players who are not end products and can make their own mistakes,” Mourinho said. “My only doubt was the way they can cope with the negative moments that come sooner or later. I feel that some individuals probably feel too much pressure and that responsibility.
“But from a collective point of view I only have good things to say about them. If you analyse our three defeats in the last week, we were always the best team in the second half. We didn’t start well today but then in the second half the players showed quality, intensity, desire, commitment and ambition. And we lost again in our best moment”.