Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho Says Club Needs Pragmatism At Times

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that he will need to take a different, pragmatic, approach at times despite the club winning their first 3 games, scoring 10 goals and conceding none along the way.

“Maybe they are going to say, because my team are not conceding goals, I’m defensive” Mourinho said (h/t ESPN).

“We are playing well. Probably in some matches where we are not playing well, probably we are going to be defensive.

“Probably if in some match the opponent is playing better than us we have to be pragmatic and realistic and defend.”

Mourhino stated that despite his team’s fast start, he is “not getting carried away”, saying “Three matches, nine points. It’s good, but it’s three matches.”

Mourhino pointed to the hard work the team put in during their preseason campaign in the United States

“We worked really well, had great conditions to work together in a beautiful atmosphere in Los Angeles.

“We played against good teams, the best team in the world [Real Madrid] twice. The preseason was very complete and then we start the Premier League and are playing well.”