Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has blamed the attitude of his players for the Reds’ shock 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.
The Portuguese’s side were uninspiring in defeat, only grabbing a goal through the individual excellence of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.
Man United went into the game unbeaten in the Premier League, but came out of it humiliated after their first defeat to Huddersfield in over 60 years.
Individual errors from Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof allowed Huddersfield to score twice in the space of six minutes to give them a two-goal lead before half-time. United could not recover.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho admitted, “if I was a United fan, I’d be disappointed.”
“You can lose because the opponent has more quality, but not [because of a] lack of attitude. I don’t even remember a friendly match when our attitude was so poor.”
While individual mistakes were the cause of Huddersfield two goals, United did not impress first single minute of Saturday’s game.
Only Nemanja Matic can come out of the performance with any credit after an immense effort in the centre of midfield. Others were anonymous or simply wasteful.
The Reds had three shots on target against Huddersfield and conceded twice to a team who were in their worst goalscoring drought for over a decade.
United’s attitude was questionable, the defeat cannot be blamed solely on that, the quality of the side was far from good enough and it must improve with the Reds facing Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the coming weeks in the Premier League.