Man Utd Stars Blasted By Mourinho In New Rant
Manchester United Stars Blasted By Jose Mourinho In New Rant
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blasted his players in a new rant on Wednesday, during which he claimed some of his stars lack mental strength.
Click through the gallery above to see five players Mourinho could sell come the end of the season, according to reports.
Although the Red Devils are second in the Premier League, the Portuguese tactician reckons the club could have done a lot better if his players could perform at a consistent standard every week.
"How many points separate us from Manchester City? Not two, three or four – a lot of points," Mourinho said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"I think we need both things that you mentioned (more quality or mentality to bridge the gap in the Premier League). Some of the people we have, they have to be more consistent in their performance, and we need more quality.
"I trust some (players) more than others that can bridge that gap. That is normal. I know the players. I worked with the players for a couple of years. I know them better than anyone.
"And, of course, some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it. Some others I have good hopes that they are going to make it and some others I do not believe they are going to make it.
"Of course, we can keep (those players). Unless there is a perfect squad, where you buy one goalkeeper you do not like, you buy another one; you buy a central defender you do not like, you buy another one. Unless you can do that, and you go in the direction of the perfect squad, you have to keep players you do not love.
"When I say love, I say it footballistically – players you do not totally believe have the level of the squad, but you have to keep. If you go to the Premier League managers, I do not say everyone, but I say the majority of them will tell you the same. In my squad, I have some players where I would like to have better than what I have. That is basic."
The Red Devils are set to face West Ham United, who are coached by former United manager David Moyes, on Thursday night.
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