‘We don’t have technical quality’: Mourinho admits United problems

first_img0Shares0000United manager Mourinho looks on during the opening exchanges of Tuesday night’s game at Old Trafford. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 3 – Jose Mourinho risked causing another rift with his Manchester United stars as he slammed his defence’s lack of “technical quality” after their 0-0 draw with Valencia.The frustrating Champions League clash at Old Trafford means Mourinho’s side have gone four games without a win in all competitions. United rarely looked like scoring against their out-of-form opponents and were booed off at full-time.It was another blow for Mourinho, who has come under fire after presiding over United’s worst since to a league season for 29 years.Mourinho has feuded with star midfielder Paul Pogba, as well as other members of his squad.And now he has taken a swipe at his back four, which against Valencia featured Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw.“We don’t have the technical quality to build from the back,” Mourinho said.“The players tried. They raised the level of their intensity in spite of the fact we don’t have many with that intensity.“We had probably a couple of the biggest chances to win it but I have accepted the result as a fair result.”Mourinho admitted United had focused on stopping Valencia causing them problems, even though they were at home, because his team are so badly lacking confidence at present.“We tried to do something we did well which was to stop a fast team on the counter attack. We knew we wouldn’t create 20 chances,” he said.“Our attacking players aren’t in their best moments of confidence and individual level. We thought with three or four chances we would score and win the game.“It is a not a bad result. Not a good result, but not bad. We have two matches against Juventus to make points. It is a very difficult group, yes.“We have Newcastle (this weekend) before the league stops, then we have Chelsea and Juventus in three days. It will be good for the team if we can beat Newcastle.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Neymar nets twice on home debut as PSG thrash Toulouse in Ligue 1

first_imgParis St Germain’s record signing Neymar scored twice on his home debut as the 10-man side thrashed Toulouse 6-2 to go top of Ligue 1.Last season’s runners-up produced a stunning display as they set out to reap the benefits of securing the services of Brazilian striker Neymar for 222 million euros (202.70 million pounds).Neymar, who left Barcelona to join the French side, drew PSG level after Max Gradel had put Toulouse ahead with a volley in the 18th minute.Adrien Rabiot struck home before an Edinson Cavani penalty made it 3-1 after Marco Verratti was given his marching orders in the 69th minute.The visitors closed the gap thanks to Christopher Jullien’s header but there was no stopping PSG as Javier Pastore, Layvin Kurzawa and a second by Neymar completed the rout.The result moved PSG to the top of the table on goal difference, with champions Monaco and Saint-Etienne also maintaining their 100 percent records with three wins each.($1 = 0.8508 euros)last_img read more

Woman constable commits suicide

first_imgNew Delhi: A 33-year-old woman constable of Delhi Police allegedly committed suicide at her rented accommodation in Dwarka’s Chhawla area. Police said that they have not found any suicide note from the spot. The investigation is going on to ascertain the reason behind the extreme step. The deceased was a resident of Dwarka district. “When the woman constable did not come for her duty at the police station. An enquiry regarding her whereabouts was made. Her friend was alerted. She (friend) went to her room which was locked from inside and her (deceased) phone was switched off. A PCR call was made,” police said. A team reached the spot and found hanging her inside the bathroom. The police rushed her to a hospital where she was declared brought dead on arrival.last_img read more