Jose Mourinho has suggested that Manchester United keep conceding “S” goals.
United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Burnley on Boxing Day in a result which gives Manchester City another chance to extend their already sizeable gap at the top of the table.
When it was pointed out United have spent heavily in recent years, Mourinho said: “OK, (but) it is not enough.”
Mourinho was further asked if he intended to spend big in the January transfer window but left the room before answering.
Prior to that he bemoaned his side’s defending. United conceded within three minutes to Ashley Barnes after failing to clear a free-kick into the box.
After being unhappy with the goals conceded in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Leicester, he said such defending should be described with a word beginning with S. He left the actual word to the imagination of those present.
He said: “Another ‘s’ goal. I don’t need to say the other letters of the word. That is what we are having now, lots of ‘s’ goals against so that has an impact in the game.”
But after admitting Steven Defour’s second Burnley goal was an “amazing free-kick”, Mourinho hailed the character of his players for recovering.
He said: “The boys do what they can. They are trying hard with the problems we have with the injuries we have.
“I am not happy with the result, I was not happy with the result against Leicester, but I am happy with my players. No critics to my players.”