Jose Mourinho: Manchester United lack technical quality

Jose Mourinho praised Manchester United’s ‘intensity’ in their draw with Valencia but admitted they lack ‘the technical quality’ to play from the back.

Tuesday night’s drab scoreless draw at Old Trafford poured more pressure on the under-fire Portuguese boss, who is now without a win in four games.

“The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts,” Mourinho told reporters after the match.

“They raised the level of their intensity.

“We tried to play but in some crucial positions in the building up phase, we don't have the technical quality to build from the back.”

The boss also addressed his team’s late arrival at Old Trafford, causing a delay in the kick-off time: “We left the hotel at 6pm hoping that 30 minutes would be enough, which normally it is.

“This time the police refused to do an escort so we came by ourselves.

“It took 75 minutes from the Lowry Hotel. The referee was nice to allow us to start the game five minutes later. It was not a problem with the club organisation.”

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