Jose Mourinho Blames ‘Bad Attitude’ After Man U Twelve Match Unbeaten Streak Ends
Manchester United has done very well in recent times under Jose Mourinho and was expected to comfortably beat Huddersfield on Saturday. After all Manchester United had not been beaten in the last 12 games and Huddersfield had not defeated the Red Devils since 1952.
It is hard to say if was over confidence or just one of those bad days for Manchester United as they were caught off-guard by Huddersfield who beat them 2-1 and left Man U coach Jose Mourinho furious with his players. Huddersfield had great home support at Huddersfield Town and they took full advantage of some poor defending to cause a major upset in the Premier League.
Man United Make Too Many Mistakes
The two goals that Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored for Huddersfield came as a result of some poor defending by Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof. The two goals came in the first half and within a space of 5 minutes to give Huddersfield a commanding 2-0 lead which meant that Man U was always under pressure for the rest of the game. The Red Devils appeared out of sorts and finally managed to pull one back in the 78th minute when Marcus Rashford scored to make it 2-1.
This was the first loss that Man United has suffered in the Premier League and coach Jose Mourinho is worried that if the issues against Huddersfield are not addressed quickly, it could surface once again and become a serious problem for Man U.
Mourinho Puts It Down To ‘Bad Attitude’
Mourinho is known to be a hard case and a strict disciplinarian. He did not mince any words during the post-match interview and said that he had Manchester United show a lot more initiative during a friendly game. He said that he did not have a problem when his side lost to a better team but Saturday’s loss wasn’t because Huddersfield was better it was because his players had a bad attitude.
Mourinho did admit that the two goals scored was due to mistakes committed by Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof but said he would not point his finger at them because he felt the whole team played poorly. Man U player Ander Herrera also admitted during an interview that he felt the desire to win and the attitude from the players was poor.
Mourinho said he was shocked to hear Herrera say those words and said he could not explain why his players developed a bad attitude suddenly. He remains concerned that this ‘bad attitude’ could surface yet again during the Premier League and hand Manchester United yet another loss.
Mourinho did take the time to heap praise on Huddersfield saying that they gave it everything they had and played as a team. He said he saw motivation, sacrifice, desire and aggression – everything his team lacked on Saturday. Mourinho said these are the qualities he enjoys and it is how a team should play to win. Manchester United will take on Swansea on Wednesday and will want to put in a convincing display to show both fans and Mourinho that it was just a one-off bad game.