English Premier League: Jose Mourinho fumes after Man United lose 0-1 to Newcastle
Newcastle: Jose Mourinho admitted toothless Manchester United could have played for 10 hours without scoring in their surprise 1-0 defeat at Newcastle yesterday
Newcastle United's Florian Lejeune (left) and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku vie for the ball during an EPL tie yesterday. Pic/AFP
Newcastle: Jose Mourinho admitted toothless Manchester United could have played for 10 hours without scoring in their surprise 1-0 defeat at Newcastle yesterday. Mourinho's lacklustre side were beaten by Matt Ritchie's 65th minute strike, but they rarely looked like taking all three points against the Premier League strugglers. United are now 16 points behind leaders Manchester United after their second defeat in their last three league games.
Conceding United could have no complaints about the result, Mourinho said: "My verdict is that we could've been here for 10 hours and not scored a goal. Newcastle played with their lives and defended with their lives. They capitalised on our defensive mistake and from a free-kick they scored. The gods of football were clearly on their side," he said.