Jose Mourinho has blamed Manchester United’s 4-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday to defensive lapses from his side.
United conceded the first goal under one minute after Pedro Rodriguez latched onto Marcos Alonso cross.
Gary Cahill doubled Chelsea’s lead after United defenders failed to clear the ball off a corner.
Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante rounded off a miserable day for United defenders, scoring the third and fourth goals respectively.
In spite of the defeat, Mourinho posited that United played better than their hosts.
“The team played well if we can delete the defensive mistakes we made,” Mourinho said in his post-match comments.
“Thibaut Courtois had more work than De Gea, their defenders had more work than my defenders.
“They are dangerous in counter-attack, we knew that. I said if we score at 2-1 game is different, that was not for us and they scored the third and fourth.
“When mistakes are individuals it is hard for the managers and the players, which they know.”
Centre-back Eric Bailly limped off during the match and Mourinho revealed it was a “bad injury”.
“Eric injured his knee ligaments. It’s really bad,” he added.
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