After Following the heaviest defeat of his managerial career in England against his former club, Manchester United boss warned his players that this is the time ‘for men, not kids’.
“We are really, really sad, but again this is not for kids, this is for men and…we have to be men and work for the next one,”
“I would prefer to play in the Premier League (than in the EFL Cup) because it’s a bad feeling in the Premier League”,
“With the combination of results, the gap to the top is six points. We’ve had a very difficult period of matches.
“We lost points this week and even in the match when we played phenomenal against Stoke, we lost points then,
“Now we need to win matches. I’m not saying they are easy ones, but we have Burnley, we have Swansea, West Ham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough – matches that we need to win and the top four, the top five, they have to play between themselves like we did this week against Chelsea and Liverpool.
“They are going to lose points too, so we are in the run but there is no way to hide because I think our faces speak by themselves.” the Ex-Chelsea boss told the club’s TV station MUTV.
Manchester United will face local rivals on upcoming wednesday night without defender Eric Bailly, who faces at least a month on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury.
Despite the setback at Chelsea and the mounting injury problems, however, Mourinho insists he is fully committed to hauling United out of the slump.
“The only thing I can say is that I am Manchester United 100 per cent,” Mourinho said. “Not 99 per cent, and one per cent for Chelsea or any other club. I am 100 per cent for Manchester United.
“Because of that, I feel deeply the situation, but there is only one answer, like I was telling the players, there is only one answer. Training tomorrow and keep fighting.”