Mourinho Bemoans Mentality Of Some United Players
Mourinho Bemoans Mentality: Manchester United managed, Jose Mourinho has hit out at some of his players for their mentality and reluctance to compete after their victory over Swansea.
The Portuguese manager fielded a makeshift back four due to late withdrawals from Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw, with Daley Blind sitting on the bench.
Manchester United snapped a four-game winless streak in the Premier League with a 3-1 away win against Swansea and are sixth on the table.
Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian made up the back four, and Mourinho had some words for players who deemed themselves unfit on the weekend.
“I have a friend who is a big tennis player and he tells me when he remembered more the times he plays with pain than the times he plays without pain,” Mourinho said.
“To compete you have to go to the limit. It is cultural for some – and that is not my culture. More than me, it is Man United.
“We have players with problems. At every sport – and I know because I have friends in others sports and they play at the highest level in their sport, and how many times they play when you are not 100 per cent.”
United are sixth in the Premier League after 11 matches, eighth points adrift of leaders Liverpool heading into the international break.