Jose Mourinho continued to attack the United board after United’s win in their first match of the Premier League.
Manchester United grabbed a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday night. The Red Devils got off to the mark through a penalty dispatched by Paul Pogba. The second half was a little nervy and that was visible through Jose Mourinho’s reactions on the touchline.
Luke Shaw scored later on to give United a 2-0 lead after which the coach breathed a sigh of relief. Later, Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the Foxes but that was not enough to take anything home for them.
One of several things that were clearly seen during the match was the lack of substitutes that were available to Jose Mourinho. The former Real Madrid boss slammed that board’s activity on two occasions in the pre-season tour of US and Germany and once again aimed a dig at Ed Woodward and his management.
“It’s important to win and play well, we played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us,” he told Sky Sports.
“We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have. Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt. It will be a difficult season for everybody, not just for us.
“I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in. It’s the last time I speak about it. It’s over, the market is closed. That’s football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches.
“We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title. I am very pleased for Luke Shaw. He made one mistake in 90 minutes, he was very good defensively. He had a good pre-season,” said Mourinho.
Manchester United visit Brighton & Hove Albion next Sunday. Jose Mourinho will be hoping that some of his injured players are back in eight days’ time and his team starts to kill off games soon.