Mourinho: United were punished because of ‘childish’ play

Date published: Saturday 23rd December 2017 10:25

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was left fuming with his players, after they surrendered a 2-1 lead against ten-man Leicester City on Saturday.

Juan Mata’s brace responded to Jamie Vardy’s 50th Premier League goal, only for Maguire to strike at the death to make the score 2-2.

“We didn’t win because missed incredible chances. I would say joke chances,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“We made a big defensive accumulation of mistakes in an easy match to win. I talked to the players at half time when it was 1-1 that it was an easy match to win.

“The reality is that it is 2-2. Sometimes you make mistakes and are not punished by that.”

Despite the disappointment, Mourinho was adamant that he felt great in himself, but berated his side’s childish play.

“I feel great. One thing to feel angry as manager and another thing to feel great as a man.

“We were punished by our mistakes. It was an easy match to win, we did everything to win but when you lose big chances. Childish loss of possession, so easy. Childish in their box and childish in our box. We were punished in two points.”

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