Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has admitted that his players don’t have the technical abilities to play from defence after watching his team booed off at Old Trafford following their goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League..
The stalemate means Mourinho has gone four consecutive home games in all competitions without a win for the first time in his managerial career.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager also told BT Sports in his post-match interview that his forwards are not at their best moments of confidence.
“We had probably a couple of the biggest chances to win it but I have accepted the result as a fair result. I said in pre-season last season was phenomenal to finish second. And I don’t say more than that,” Mourinho told BT Sport.
“The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts. They raised the level of their intensity in spite of the fact we don’t have many with that intensity. We don’t have the technical quality to build from the back.
“We tried to do something we did well which was to stop a fast team on the counter-attack. We knew we wouldn’t create 20 chances. Our attacking players aren’t in their best moments of confidence and individual level. We thought with three or four chances we would score and win the game.
“It is a not a bad result. Not a good result, but not bad. We have two matches against Juventus to make points. It is a very difficult group, yes.”
“We have Newcastle before the league stops then we have Chelsea and Juventus in three days. It will be good for the team if we can beat Newcastle,” Mourinho stated.