Mourinho rues United’s “childish” mistakes at Leicester

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Mourinho rues United’s “childish” mistakes at Leicester

Mourinho rues United’s “childish” mistakes at Leicester

ANDREW BOYERS

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José Mourinho blamed his players for missing “joke chances” to allow Leicester to snatch a draw in stoppage time at the King Power.

José Mourinho had a few choice words to say to his Manchester United stars after they conceded a last-gasp equaliser in a damaging 2-2 draw at 10-man Leicester on Saturday evening. United were just seconds away from a win that would have kept them in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Maguire slots 94th minute equaliser

After falling behind to Jamie Vardy's first half strike, Mou’s team bounced back and were in front through two Juan Mata efforts, but the visitors switched off in stoppage-time and Leicester's Harry Maguire snatched a dramatic leveller. It means that United are now 13 points adrift of City and Mourinho was furious with his team's late defensive blunder and a series of woeful finishes when chances arose to kill the game.

“We didn't win because missed incredible chances. I would say joke chances," Mourinho told reporters in his post-match press conference. “We made a big defensive accumulation of mistakes in an easy match to win. I talked to the players at half time when it was 1-1 that it was an easy match to win. We were punished by our mistakes. Childish loss of possession, so easy. Childish in their box and childish in our box. We were punished in two points”.

Harry Maguire's late equaliser

It was another frustrating day for Mourinho, whose side had crashed to an embarrassing League Cup quarter-final defeat at second-tier Bristol City in midweek. Asked how he felt after United's latest mishap, he said: “I feel great. The reality is that it is 2-2. It's one thing to feel angry as manager and another thing to feel great as a man. It was an easy match to win, we did everything to win but when you lose big chances”.

 

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