Jose Mourinho was seething at Manchester United’s effort in a 2-1 loss at Fenerbahce in UEFA Europa League play on Thursday.
The Turkish side pounced on United with a second minute goal, and led 2-0 around the hour mark. A Wayne Rooney goal in the 87th minute was the only answer, and Mourinho lost Paul Pogba to injury after a half hour.
Mourinho said Fener deserved the win, and that his side wasn’t ready at the whistle and didn’t merit anything more than a loss.
“After their second goal we had a reaction, probably we could have got a different result but I thought we didn’t deserve more. Football needs to played at your maximum, so I think they deserve it.
“They were playing a Champions League final and we were playing a summer friendly.”
“In reality we had two left-backs playing at central defence. It’s not possible to be dominant with that.”