There is always an excuse each time results did not go the way of Jose Mourinho. The Sunday’s Manchester United’s loss to city rivals, Manchester City has therefore not been an exception.
The Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained why he believes his team lost to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in their derby.
The Red Devils were outplayed and outclassed in their 3-1 loss to the Citizens, despite going into the match with confidence after their away win over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League last week.
Mourinho remarked that his players were tired from preparing for another big test at City, and suggested that his team might have been mentally drained.
“The third goal kills us and again, it is a mistake,” he told talkSPORT.
“But it’s a mistake that, as I was explaining in the press conference, for me the physical fatigue and the mental fatigue – they lead to mistakes.
“My players, they were tired. They were tired physically, they were also tired mentally and when I say that ‘mental fatigue’, you need to be in this game and in other high-level sports to know what it is.
“The concentration of the big matches – they dry you, you are dry inside.
“And to be again ready for another big match is not easy.”
United are eighth in the Premier League table, having won just six of their first 12 league matches of the campaign.