Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has criticized some of his players for the club’s recent struggles saying that “some care more than others”, while denying that his job was in jeopardy.
United’s loss on Saturday at West Ham marked the club’s joint worst-ever start to a Premier League season.
“I think that some [players] care more than others.
“The reason why we don’t win matches is the same as why we win matches” Mourinho said (h/t ESPN FC).
“It’s down to everybody. The performance on the pitch is down to many factors.
“I see different reactions, but sometimes what you see is different from the inside. You see some people on the outside look like they haven’t lost a game, but in training they are working hard.”
When asked if he thought his job was on the line due to the struggles, Mourinho said, “No, I don’t think so”.
“Saturday was one of my worst games since I joined Man United, I look in the mirror and ask where I need to improve,” Matic said.
“It’s always difficult when you lose games and especially when you play for a big club that wants to win trophies. It’s very hard but this is football, this is life. Everybody wants to do better, everyone is trying to resolve this situation.
“Of course when you play for Man United everyone expects that you win games” Nemanja Matic said.
“When you don’t win a few games in a row there is attention on you. We will try to do everything to make this better and make our fans happy.
“On Saturday we didn’t play well but we give our best, for sure the manager is going to tell us why we didn’t play well. The game was really bad but everyone has responsibilities. I don’t believe any player goes onto the pitch to not give his best.”