Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blasted his players following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.
First-half goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre proved enough for Huddersfield to record their first ever Premier League win over the Red Devils, despite Marcus Rashford giving the visitors some hope late on.
Mourinho has claimed that his team had a poor attitude during the defeat at the John Smith’s stadium, which has left them five points off the top of the Premier League table.
The United boss also took exception to comments made by Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, who gave an interview claiming that the players lacked desire as they suffered their first league defeat of the 2017-18 campaign.
Mourinho told reporters, in quotes carried by United’s official website:
“When I lose matches, I like to lose matches because the opponents were better than us and had more quality than us. When you lose a match because of attitude, that’s really bad.
“I heard Ander Herrera in his flash interview saying the attitude and desire was poor. Oh my God, when a player says that and feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why. Of course, it concerns me.”
Next up for United is a trip to Swansea City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, before returning to league action at home to Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.