MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he is frustrated at watching his players seemingly ignore his instructions when they are on the pitch.
United have been hindered by slow starts in games this season but ahead of the Champions League clash with Young Boys on Tuesday, which has seen tickets for the game go on general sale, and Mourinho revealed he is telling his players to do the opposite.
“I want the team to start strong, go strong on the opposition, not to be waiting,” he said.
“Probably you [the media] or the fans think Jose told them to start slow and play nice and easy or to be waiting for them to react. It is exactly the opposite. I want the team to go immediately and it is a bit frustrating.”
Mourinho’s team can book their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday if they beat Young Boys at Old Trafford and Valencia fail to beat Juventus in Turin.