English Premier League: Jose Mourinho fumes after Man United lose 0-1 to Newcastle

Feb 12, 2018, 10:19 IST | 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

Newcastle Uniteds Florian Lejeune (left) and Manchester United Romelu Lukaku vie for the ball during an EPL tie yesterday. Pic/AFP
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.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

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.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

Dale Steyn speaks about his seven-wicket spell in Nagpur Test

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK