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"I would not spend my money to see these teams" – Mourinho offers a direct evaluation of Man United's pre-season tour

"By refusing to discuss whether United can win the Premier League, Jose Mourinho tacitly admits that they can not … It's a passive and aggressive way of changing the blame." Photo: Victor Decolongon [19659002] "I would not spend my money to see these teams" – Mourinho offers a direct evaluation of the pre-season tour of Man United


Jose Mourinho admits that he does not want to see any of these teams. would not have paid to watch his weakened side Manchester United during their pre-season tour of the United States.

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  • Jose Mourinho admits that he would not have paid to watch his weakened Manchester Unit team ed during his pre-season tour of the United States.

    The troubled campaign of United's International Champions Cup suffered another setback with a 4-1 defeat to Premier League rivals Liverpool in Michigan on Saturday night.

    "The atmosphere is good but if I were them I would not come" The boss Mourinho was quoted by BBC Sport during his post-match press conference

    He has added at his press conference: "I would not spend my money to see these teams. I watched on Chelsea TV against Inter and the Nice people decided that the beach was better [19659003] "They did not go to the match, the stadium was empty." I think the passion that many Americans have for football deserves more: they deserve the best teams and invest

    "But we, and some other clubs, have not been able to give people real quality football that can attract even more passion to this country. "

    Mourinho complaining of his team being decimated by so many of his players being post-C World The vacation years were a constant theme of the unfortunate trip x from United across the Atlantic.

    Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, as well as the English quartet of Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford still absent

    Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling also missed the Liverpool defeat due to 39, an injury, while Anthony Martial had returned home to witness the birth of his second child.

    Alexis Sanchez appeared in Michigan, but he was frustrated Andreas Pereira's free kick shot gave little consolation to Liverpool's fallen club

    Asked about Sanchez's behavior, Mourinho replied: "Do you want me to be very happy with the players that he has around him?" We do not play here to improve the team, the dynamics or our routines. "" We are just playing to try to survive and not have bad results. Alexis is the only attacking player we have.

    "We do not have wagons, we do not have scorers, he's the only one who's here and the poor guy is doing his best with someone's frustration." who

    "This is not our team, it is not our team – not even 30 percent.

    "We start the game with almost half of the players who do not even belong to our team on August 9 (transfer deadline)

    " While this game gave me? Nothing. In the absence of Martial, he says: "Anthony Martial has the baby and after the birth of the baby – beautiful baby, full of health, thank God – he should be here and he is not there." [19659004] Mourinho welcomed Ivorian defender Eric Bailly after Smalling stopped a few moments before the match.

    But Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic missed the start of the season after being operated on in the United States.

    "We had four or five players today who care about the club and are trying to give it all," said Mourinho

    "They even risked themselves because they do not want leave all the children alone on the pitch, throw against Milan, Liverpool, Real Madrid.

    "As an example, Eric Bailly would not play and when he saw that Smalling in the l & # 39; He was warming up, he decided that he did not want another kid on the ground. This is not fair to Alexis, (Juan) Mata, (Ander) Herrera and the guys who are there.

    "Matic was operated on.It came out for the start of the season.

    " He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time that he had to go on vacation. was not enough to solve the problem. "

    Mourinho wants to strengthen his before the transfer deadline with Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham and Harry Maguire, of Leicester, reported defensive targets

    " I would like to have two players from more, "said Mourinho.

    " But I do not think I'm going I think it's possible that I have one.

    "I gave a list to my club, five names, a few months ago and I'm waiting to see if it's possible to have one of these players." [19659039] Press Association

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