“We thought one gift was enough”, Mourinho said.
Mourinho suffered “Judas” taunts by fans with short memories as his battling 10-man United went down 1-0 in a stormy FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
The Premier League giants paid out a world record fee of £89m to sign the midfielder from Juventus in the summer, but many believe the Frenchman is yet to justify his price tag at Old Trafford.
“I have to tell you one thing”, Conte said in a report by The Times. Never prepare for the counterattack. Along with Hazard, the club has strong players like Diego Costa, David Luiz, Kanté, and Pedro Eliezer Rodriguez.
“If we actually remember what he’s done for our club, and I say our club because I’ve been a Chelsea man since I was 10 and a half, he’s worked miracles there”. We know Rostov is a very good team. Above all, though, he wants his team to be adaptable.
“The manager had planned to field one of Rooney, Rashford and Martial at number nine in the absence of Ibrahimovic”, says The Guardian.
“When Michael doesn’t play, Pogba has to come back another 30 yards deeper and he’s not so effective as he is when he’s playing higher up the pitch”. Pogba was outperformed and outclassed by countryman Kanté, who played admirably and ended up scoring the winning goal of the match.
But UEFA cleared the game to go ahead and a disjointed match followed, with the conditions hampering both teams.
“We have to be positive, the players were phenomenal but Pogba was by far the best player on the pitch”, Mourinho said.
Manchester United could be without a recognised striker for Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea on Monday.
Mourinho’s frustration boiled over at times and the Portuguese and Italian Conte had to be separated after an angry exchange shortly after Herrera’s sending off.
Pogba had come under fire from Jamie Carragher and Frank Lampard in the Chelsea game, with the former branding him a liability and the latter suggesting Pogba was still searching for his best position. “It’s important, always, not to forget this”. I don’t think I’m insane. I like his mentality.
“I think only that Eden got a lot of kicks”.