Jose Mourinho: ‘Manchester United not as good as people think’

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Jose Mourinho has blasted his Manchester United team following their 1-0 loss to Brighton.

The Portuguese manager was furious after making changes to the starting line-up ahead of the match.

Mourinho appeared to take swipes at Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who came into the side ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

“It was not good enough. The players that replaced others did not perform at a good level and when individuals do that it is difficult for the team to play well. Maybe now you will not ask me why A, B and C do not play so much,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“I knew what was going to happen and I told them, but that is what we got.

“The attitude from the first minute and especially in the first half, they had more appetite. I did not succeed in persuading my players that getting four more points is important. It is for me, but perhaps not for them.

“I wouldn’t say disappointed. I know them. I thought that the possibility to start the game and give reason would give them something.

“You have the answer now when you ask ‘why always Lukaku?’. We are probably not as good as people think we are individually.”

Manchester United are still in danger of finishing outside of the top two, with Liverpool and Tottenham still able to overtake them in the Premier League table.

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