Mourinho: We were playing Playstation football

Date published: Wednesday 13th September 2017 8:20

Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United “gambled” too much with their lead against Basel in the Champions League group stage.

The Red Devils beat the Swiss side 3-0 thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

And Mourinho thinks his side’s “Playstation football” could have cost them when they were leading 2-0 in the second half.

“Three points are important at home,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “Until 2-0 we were very stable, we played with confidence.

“After 2-0 everything changed, we stopped playing seriously and stopped making right decisions. We could have put ourselves in trouble.

“We were playing fantasy football, Playstation football. I don’t like it, flicks and tricks. We gambled and you have to respect your opponent. I don’t know if goal difference will play a part. We lost position, our shape, we lost balls in easy situations. I didn’t like it, the players relaxed too much.

“I keep saying the same about Fellaini. He is a player with special qualities and he gives me multiple areas of action. He is one of my most important players.”

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