Mourinho: No equal to Madrid

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits “there are no replicas” of Real Madrid’s stars after giving his runners-up medal to a child.

Mourinho’s United lost 2-1 to his former club for the European Super Cup, but the Coach confessed Madrid were a level above his side in Skopje.

“I’m happy with many things in the performance,” he said after the game, reports UEFA.com.

“In the Premier League, we don’t have Real Madrid. Although we have a top team they are a different team with different qualities.

“The midfield players of Real Madrid, there are no replicas – no replica of Modric, no replica of Toni Kroos, no replica of Isco, no replica of Casemiro.

“In the second half we found a way to give them difficulties and the kind of football they don’t t like.

“I am happy with our reaction because after the 2-0 we had a big chance and at 2-1 we had Marcus Rashford face to face with the goalkeeper and we had a fight until the last seconds and to do that is great.

“Giving away my medal? Sometime when I win I don’t keep the medals so imagine when I lose.

“For that kid it’s the moon. It was a little kid with a Man United shirt, I have no idea where he came from.”

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