uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.

LATEST NEWS 18:30 Liverpool vs Sevilla: Confirmed line-ups Will Liverpool lift one of Europe's most important trophies and will they qualify for next season's Champions ... 13:45 West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups Liverpool are away at West Bromwich Albion days before their season's most important game of the season ...

Antonio Conte gives important update on Diego Costa's future at Chelsea Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the future of striker Diego Costa is uncertain. The Spaniard is currently ruled out with a back injury that is expected to keep him... - Read article
Jose Mourinho gives important transfer update on two midfield players Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says all the players in his squad will enjoy regular first-team football this season, including midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. The... - Read article
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: My personal message to the Manchester United fans Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he only has "positive vibes" after training at the Aon Training Complex in Carrington. The former Sweden international made his... - Read article

Newcastle United
15/05 vs 5-1

15/05 vs 1-1
Leicester City

Jose Mourinho on defeat against Borussia Dortmund and the performance of the new signings


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was not concerned after his side's 4-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.

The Red Devils were not at their very best as the Portuguese tasted defeat for the first time since moving to Old Trafford.

But he says it was good for his players to play under "difficult circumstances" as it will help them ahead of the new season.

"I think in pre-season the team that wins is always the team that is in an advanced stage of the preparation," Mourinho told MUTV.

"Always. Never the best team, always the team that is in advance. It was too obvious

"The team with four matches in their legs against the team with one match. The team working a lot of months against us with a maximum of 15 days, some of them arrived three or four days ago.

"There was a huge difference in preparation. Nobody likes to lose. We're not happy with that but happy with the 90 minutes we have in our legs. It was very important to compete in difficult circumstances with the weather and the opponents and that was good for us.

"At the moment, I'm not even creating a team.

"So many players are not here. We're creating individuals' form and trying to bring these players to a good condition. For the new signings and all of the players, they had a chance to play 45, 70 or 90 minutes.

"It's very, very important and I can imagine it will take a long time to recover from this effort in the game. In this weather, in reality, at this stage of pre-season for them individually it's good."

Featured in article
Jose Mourinho