Manchester United’s Coach Jose Mourinho has admitted that his team started badly which cost them an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Chelsea.
Goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’golo Kante ensured that Mourinho was humiliated on his return to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho, who spoke to reporters at the end of the match, said: “It started badly after a few seconds. We are close to the 1-1 and after another defensive mistake and it is 2-1.
“You come with a strategy, you cannot concede a goal in the way we did. We were coming to have an offensive approach, we wanted to create chances, and we showed that after the 1-0.
“The second and the third were counter-attack goals. If we score a goal like we almost did for the 2-1, the game would be different.
“It is one of those days when you give the advantage to opponents by doing nothing. We made incredible defensive mistakes, individual mistakes and you pay for that.
“In terms of points, we got zero points, we lose three points. We are six points from the top, three from the top four; we now need to win matches.
“We need to win our matches now, which are not easy, we need to win to close that gap, after these last three matches, we made two out of nine, we now need points,’’ he said.
Responding to the way he was greeted by the fans, Mourinho said: “It was fine; I was not expecting anything different here. The crowd behaved in a normal way’’.