Jose Mourinho refused to offer any excuses for Manchester United’s poor display in the defeat at Huddersfield, admitting ‘the best team won’.
Premier League new boys Town enjoyed their first win over United since 1952 thanks to two first half goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre which came from errors by Juan Mata and substitute Victor Lindelof, who endured an especially difficult afternoon at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Marcus Rashford also came off the bench and the England forward pulled a goal back for UNited with 13 minutes to go but the Terriers were not to be denied a deserved win.
Mourinho was gracious in his assessment after the defeat.
“The team that wanted it more won,” he told the BBC. “When the best team wins there is nothing to say.
“I don’t know why they wanted it more. I won’t be critical of my players in the media. I will analyse the game and, if I need to, I will criticise them.
“I was surprised by our performance, I was not expecting that. The team that started with emotion, aggression, intensity and desire, the team that played the game of their lives was the team that won.
“Maybe in the second half we wanted it a little more and maybe we could get a draw, but I honestly think we deserved the punishment of the defeat.
“I’m disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us. I prefer to be at peace with football and to be at peace with football is when the best team wins.”