The Manchester United manager was critical of a lot of things after the game against Liverpool.
Manchester Unite slumped to a 4-1 defeat against Liverpool in the pre-season game at the Michigan Stadium. United are yet to win a game in normal time in their pre-season tour to the United States, with three draws and a loss yesterday. Andreas Pereira was the saving grace in a poor performance for Manchester United, who also scored the only goal with a terrific free-kick in the first half.
After the match, Jose Mourinho addressed the media, where he looked visibly disgruntled. He announced that Nemanja Matic underwent a surgery which would keep him out from the start of the season.
“Matic arrived from the World Cup, holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup.
“He has had surgery. He is out for the start of the season. He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem,” said Mourinho. “I don’t know how long he will be out for,” the Portuguese added.
Jose Mourinho also addressed the concerns with his side.
“The majority of the players that played are not going to play – some of them are not even going to belong to the squad.
“We [now] play Real Madrid and we have no more players than what we have.
“Antonio Valencia comes from holiday – I think too much holiday for him. His condition was not good when he was back, then injury and also go back.
“Anthony Martial has the baby and after the baby is born – beautiful baby, full of health, thank God – he should be here and he is not here. So we have Alexis [Sanchez] and [Juan] Mata who play every minute of every match and now we have Real Madrid and after that Bayern Munich and that’s our start,” said Jose.
“I just hope the boys on deserved holidays, they take care of themselves a little bit and I hope somebody wants to do what [Marcus] Rashford and [Phil] Jones decide to do, which is to be back a little bit earlier to try and help the team because for the beginning of the season we are going to be in trouble,” Mourinho stated.
Jose Mourinho also spoke on the prospects of summer signings in the club.
“I would like two more players. I don’t think I’m going to have two. I think it’s possible I’m going to have one,” Jose said.
“I gave my club a list of five names a few months ago. I wait to see if it’s possible to have one of these players,” he added.