Mourinho refuses to blame Blind after United's Champions league defeat vs FC Basel
Nov 23, 2017 Sports 1 6234 By Collins Kelechi
- Mourinho refuses to blame Blind after United's Champions league defeat vs FC Basel.
- United conceded a very late goal to suffer first defeat in the competition this season.
- Daley Blind blamed himself for the goal United conceded.
Manchester United Football Club manager Jose Mourinho has refused to blame defender Daley Blind for his role in making the club suffer their
first defeat in the Champions League this season against FC Basel.
Mourinho rather stated that it was a collective result and a punishment for United's failure to kill off the game after having a "perfect first half".
Jose told a news conference after the game that "the first half was a perfect half without the goals.
"It was perfect, and it was difficult to repeat in the second half. We knew that the opponent would try a different reaction.
"Frustration starts in the first half. I was counting to my assistants, one, two and three, then four and five, then Martial, six, Fellaini, seven.
"We go to half-time 0-0 and put ourselves in this situation and in the second half it would be difficult to have the same number of chances."
Meanwhile, Blind blamed himself in an interview after the game.
Mourinho, however insisted the Dutchman was wrong.
He said: "The only thing I can get from the goal is the low cross, the right-back coming in front of Daley.
"I know that in the flash interview Daley was blaming himself. It's totally unfair.
"I refuse that situation because we are a team, and in the first half we should be winning five or 6-0 and that was not Daley's fault for sure."