Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said that his squad needs some time to reach its full potential. The Red Devils have a big game today against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. They will be hoping to redeem themselves following that defeat to Brighton last weekend.
Mourinho said, “When you have a good week when you train really well, things are positive, you expect good individual performances. You don’t expect mistakes and you expect a good result, not a defeat. Normally when you lose you want to play immediately and two days after that was not the case. But I am happy that was not the case because in this moment we need some time.
We need players to be back, we need players to train more to have a kind of pre-season after the pre-season that they didn’t have after the World Cup.”
Regarding the match against Tottenham, Mourinho said, “It is a big game against a good opponent, an opponent that last season, in all the three matches we played, they were difficult matches in spite of [the fact] we won two of them. It [the FA Cup semi-final] was a good performance, away from home where everybody was expecting us to lose the match. We didn’t start well and conceded an early goal and after that we had the quality and the mentality to change the result, to be dominant in the second half and it was a really good performance.
We know what a good team they are and we know that they come here with their objectives. Big match but no need to work much on the motivational level because we have natural motivation to play against the good teams.”