Playing in front of their former manager Alex Ferguson — who is making his return to Old Trafford for the first time after his emergency brain surgery, José Mourinho expects his men to put up a fine display against Jorge Mendes team yesterday afternoon.
That wasn’t the case for Mourinho as his players were wasteful and uninspiring throughout the game, much to the displeasure of the Portuguese manager.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho blamed his attacking players — Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard –for the draw. According to him, the team lacked creativity in the final half of the pitch.
Mourinho was furious with his players for not being able to take their chances which could have earned them the maximum points even before the halftime break.
The former Real Madrid manager also questioned his team’s hunger for victory during the game. He admitted that his players were performing as if nothing was at stake.
Unlike the Red Devils players, Wolves didn’t create many chances during the game but they were determined to get an equalizing goal which they achieved in the second half of the game.
On Wolves’ performance, Mourinho admits Mendes’ men played like their whole lives depend on the game. He commended his former backroom staff Jorge Mendes for imposing such hunger and discipline into the Wolves team.
Alexis Sanchez, who has been poor for the Red Devils this season, was pulled out of the encounter in the 63rd minute following an anonymous display from the Chilean.