Jose Mourinho reveals why he was sad after 2-0 Southampton victory

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho has revealed why he was sad when he entered Manchester United’s dressing room after their 2-0 victory over Southampton.

His side cruised to another comfortable victory making it back-to-back wins to kick off the new Premier League campaign.

New players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Eric Bially flourished, while the likes of Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind also made stand-out performances.

Speaking about his squad, Mourinho insists he can not wait for September.

“I have so many good players,” Mourinho said.

“I arrive in the dressing room after the match and I was happy but then I become sad, because I arrive there and all the other guys are there in their nice Paul Smith suit but not a tracksuit, not even playing, not even being on the bench.

“So when I look to Memphis, Carrick, Jones, all these guys I don’t select. I am desperate for September. Because September we have Capital One Cup, we have Europa League, we have seven matches in September and they all play and then I am happy.

“That’s what I’m saying, I need September because the relation can be good, the players can be good professionals, they can feel I trust all of them, but when a player doesn’t play one, two, three games, the frustration comes and it is difficult to play well.

“I need September because all these guys need to play, they deserve to play. So Darmian, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Jones, okay Smalling today he was already with us, Marcos Rojo, Romero, then Herrera, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Ashley Young, Memphis Depay, Marcus Rashford.

“We have a big squad and a top quality squad so I need September urgently.”

Man United have a talented squad and it will be hard for Mourinho to fit in all of his players but it’s brilliant to hear him remembering the feelings of the players he has left out.

While a positive start to the season may sidetrack some managers into believing their off to the best possible start, Mourinho understands he must utilise his squad and September would be a perfect time to do so.

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