José Mourinho: Manchester United’s improved defence not just due to defenders

Ruben Holloway
September 22, 2018

The loss to Spurs meant his side had lost two of their last five Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous 43 at Old Trafford combined.

"It wasn't too hard for me to adapt to the Premier League". "For sure hard season".

"I think they got good young players and got also good experienced, stable players".

"I am not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collect a very acceptable level of points", he said.

Manchester United suffered consecutive losses to Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur to lose ground in the title race after three games.

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"But he showed for the ones that don't know him very, very well that he is not a player to be here just on formation, is a player to be here [to fight for] positions - he's a very good player".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Diogo Dalot will not play in the club's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Pressed on whether the 29-year-old needed to raise his game. "I don't want to say [it] was [Eric] Bailly or Jones and is now Smalling or Lindelof".

Because Martial play 90 minutes [against Young Boys] and Sanchez played zero'.

Explaining his decision not to field him on Saturday, Mourinho said he would only call on Dalot to play when "totally fresh" while he adapts to life at his new club.

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And Jimenez says competition among the squad is strong, which is helping the players to perform well on the pitch. Football is a little bit like this.

Manchester United ease to a resounding 3-0 win against Young Boys in their opening Champions League fixture in Switzerland on Wednesday night.

"Tomorrow, it is two good teams trying to achieve the best result possible".

"I think the team is resolving the defensive problems better than before", Mourinho said.

"It's more about the moment, and the momentum is very important - in both the positive and negative way".

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