Mourinho: We should have been 5-0 up against Basel

Joe Williams

Jose Mourinho claims that Manchester United should have gone in at half-time five goals up in their 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League.

The Red Devils were made to wait until the final matchday to qualify for the last-16 after Michael Lang finished off a good move from the Swiss side in the final minute of normal time.

And Mourinho reckons that his players had enough chances to comfortably win the fixture in Group A.

“We lost because in the first half we should be 5-0 up but we could not score one goal after being so dominant,” Mourinho told BT Sport.

“It looks for many periods in the first half it was impossible not to win. I think the majority of the second half the feeling of everyone was OK, it will be 0-0, but they got the late goal.

“It is not fair for Blind to blame himself. He had a very positive game. We have to blame everyone on the pitch because we had so many chances.

“We don’t need to win the (final group) match, we don’t even need to draw, but obviously we will try to win.”