Jose Mourinho: Kevin Friend was in a hurry to finish the game

Jose Mourinho: Kevin Friend was in a hurry to finish the game

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has sent a message to the referee who managed the match against Brighton, accusing Kevin Friend of not giving his side the full 90 minutes that are required.

The Portuguese manager could’ve pointed his finger at several of his own players for the loss against the home side but seemed to suggest the referee didn’t give his side a chance to recover.

United lost 3-2 and grabbed their second of the game through a penalty that was converted by Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman scored in the dying embers of the match and Mourinho’s men attempted to go back to the centre-circle to kick things off again.

Unfortunately it wasn’t long after before Friend blew his whistle to hand the home side all three points.

According to Manchester Evening News, Jose said: “Second half, one goal could change things again. But our second goal arrived too late and then when we were going to play less direct ball we are used to.

“When we are winning we are used to the referees letting it go to let that ball in the box but Kevin looks like he was in a hurry to finish the game.

“So when De Gea had the ball and was ready for that long last ball Kevin finished the game and it was over and congratulations to Brighton.”

It’s true Kevin could’ve given the Red Devils at least until David de Gea‘s long ball was cleared but Mourinho’s problems came a long time before that.

His players once again showed a poor attitude that was the reason for their inconsistencies last season.

After all Manchester United’s top six record during the last campaign was impressive but it was their performance against so called ‘smaller’ sides that costed them a true title tilt.

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