MOURINHO IMPRESSED WITH UNITED AFTER SUPER CUP
Mourinho in his post match conference said that he was impressed with his team’s game play and also said that, “I think we started with very good control of the game but we lost that control after 20 minutes when they were better than us. Later we had a period of dominance in the middle of the second half. In the second half we gave them problems. I was happy with our reaction.
But the coach said that his hopes were brought down when Cristiano Ronaldo was brought into the game. “We were playing against a team of fantastic players and we discussed the result until almost the end, not the end but almost the end. Almost the end because when Cristiano Ronaldo is coming, the referee decided to show the respect for this amazing player, and then game over because every time Cristiano wanted a free kick the game was stopped. But we gave them a fight, we gave them a good fight and my boys only have reasons to leave – okay, disappointed because to lose is disappointing – but to leave optimistic and proud. Let’s go for it on Sunday.”
When asked about the English Premiere League, he had this to say, “Yes, we deserve the rest tomorrow and on Thursday we will start, we go for it with everything. I’m so happy to be the manager of these guys, I told them a few days ago that during my long career I never had a group that I liked so much, like I like them. I’m really happy to be with them and I’m going to fight with them all the way, so let’s go on Sunday. Old Trafford is waiting for us and I think Old Trafford has a reason to be behind us.”
And in conclusion, he said, ‘With a good VAR it would be 1-1 and extra time,’ the Portuguese coach told BT Sport after the final whistle.
‘I think they could score more goals than they did, and we could score more goals than we did.