Jose Mourinho has hit out at the attitude of his Manchester United players in the 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield.
United slipped to their first Premier League loss of the season on Saturday, with goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre cancelling out Marcus Rashford’s late strike.
Mourinho admitted after the game that Huddersfield deserved their victory, with the Portuguese adding that the attitude of his players is a cause for concern.
Ander Herrera accepted that Huddersfield were “more passionate” and “more aggressive”, and Mourinho used those comments to point the finger at his players.
“When I lose matches, I like to lose matches because the opponents were better than us and had more quality than us,” he said. “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. It happened today so why can’t it happen tomorrow? I think so honestly [it’s the first time I’ve seen that], I don’t even remember a friendly match when our attitude was so poor.
“They tried in the second half in difficult circumstances – the wind was tremendous.
“In the second half, we probably could have got a second goal but it would have been an undeserved goal and undeserved draw.”