Mourinho names three players who he’d have started over Sterling

Date published: Sunday 15th July 2018 9:58

Jose Mourinho has criticised Raheem Sterling for his performances at the World Cup, and say he was surprised to see him stay in Gareth Southgate’s team.

Mourinho worked on Russia Today during the World Cup, and criticised a number of non-Manchester United players. No surprise, really.

Asked about Sterling’s place in the England team for the third-place play-off, Mourinho named three players he believes should have started ahead of him.

“I was a little bit surprised that Sterling was in the team,” Mourinho said.

“He did not have a good World Cup.

“He didn’t have a good enough World Cup to be chosen for a match ahead of Vardy, Welbeck, Rashford.

“They are people with probably better condition from a physical and psychological point of view.”

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