The Portuguese said “sometimes players disappoint their managers” after seeing his Manchester United side slip to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday
Jose Mourinho blamed his Manchester United players as the reason why his side suffered a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City in the Manchester derby on Saturday.
Mourinho’s men were outplayed for long spells as Pep Guardiola’s side laid down an early marker with victory at Old Trafford thanks to first-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho.
And afterwards Mourinho said “sometimes players disappoint their managers” when asked about United’s first defeat of the season in his post-match interview.
He told Sky Sports: “Honestly, I have two or three players in the first half who, if the game is now and I know what is going to happen, I don’t play them, but this is football and sometimes players disappoint managers and sometimes players give us great surprises.”