Premier League: Jose Mourinho Criticizes Against Festive Fixtures Being Hard For Players

The manager of Manchester United Jose Mourinho again makes complaints about the Premier League’s festive match smash after his side labored to a 2-0 win at 10-man West Ham United on Monday.

Portuguese coach Fernando Santos blamed to United’s mixed performance on having to play their second game in three days, the tour to London coming hardly 48 hours after a rousing 2-1 return win at home to Middlesbrough.

The United’s manager Mourinho said to the reporters that “It’s very difficult to play football in these circumstances within 48 hours. It’s amazing for the fans around the world, everybody has the Premier League, I’m more than happy to do that but it’s very hard for the players.”


Match referee Mike Dean cruelly sent off West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli in the 15th minutes for challenging Phil Jones. However, United required till the 63rd to open the scoring through Juan Mata.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic becomes offside in scoring the second while United, who got a seventh directly win in all competitions for the first time since in 2010/11, were help out by three saves from David de Gea, who refused Michail Antonio presently before Mata scored.

Manchester United manager said that “It’s not just hard for the team with 10 (players) but hard for the team with 11. When you have one more player you also need to think well. My players were too tired to think well; we had lots of bad decisions. When you are fresh you play simple, when you are not fresh you play complicated. In the first half, everything was complicated. Only when I brought on fresh people, Mata, Rashford, the team was different,” he added.


“We had width with Rashford, an extra player creating, and we deserved to win, but I’m going to be honest, if Antonio scores I don’t think we win when you are tired and losing it’s even harder.”

On Wednesday, United’s manager once more made a complaints tone that league leaders Chelsea have more two days to relax before visiting Tottenham Hotspur, United’s competitors for a top-four finish.

He said “We go step-by-step; we try to win our matches. But in relation to Tottenham v Chelsea, I hope it’s an amazing match, they are two great teams with the privilege nobody else has so they are fresh.”

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