Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has rubbished reports he would decide on any of his players’ futures purely on the back of the shock Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to Bristol City.
The boss explained that it is simply not the way he operates, in response to some knee-jerk stories that appeared immediately after the Ashton Gate setback. It is clear he would never judge any player on one individual performance.
When it was suggested he doubted the motivation of some individuals following the game and this could lead to him to coming to a decision about any of them, the manager replied: “No. I don’t make decisions based on one game, on one feeling of one night. Not at all.
“Could I be critical of my players? Yes, I could. But I keep thinking that they did enough to win, they lost when they were trying to win, they lost when they were the only team that people believed could win that match and they lost because it’s football.
“So we move on and we move on quickly because, tomorrow [at the King Power Stadium], we have another match.