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If I was a fan, I won’t spend money to watch this team, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United were thrashed 1-4 by arch-rivals Liverpool at a pre-season match in on Saturday at Michigan Stadium

Jose Mourinho said that Nemanja Matic is out for the season. (Source: Reuters)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had little to celebrate after his team’s humiliating loss to Liverpool in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. Just after the 4-1 drubbing against the arch-rivals, Mourinho, at the press conference, confirmed that midfielder Nemanja Matic is injured and will miss the start of the upcoming season. Mourinho further added that the Serbian international picked up the injury at the World Cup in Russia, and had undergone surgery in Philadelphia.

“He is out for the start of the season. He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem. I don’t know how long he will be out for,” the Portuguese manager said.

Here are the other issues that Mourinho addressed at the press conference:

Jose Mourinho on Manchester United performance

“If I was them (fans) I wouldn’t spend my money to come and watch these teams.”

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“It’s Liverpool first team vs Manchester United kids. For the last two years they have not been able to beat us, today they will think they have a chance.”

“This game gave me nothing at all.”

Jose Mourinho on injuries 

“(Nemanja) Matic arrived from the World Cup, holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup. Antonio Valencia comes from holiday – I think too much holiday for him. His condition was not good when he was back, then injury and also go back.”

Jose Mourinho on Alexis Sanchez

We’re playing here just to try + survive and have some not very ugly results. Alexis is the only attacking player we have. The poor man is trying his best with the frustration of someone who wants more. Alexis, Mata, Darmian, Eric, Pereira. Phenomenal attitude”

Jose Mourinho on the referee

“The officials came here from the baseball federation and thought it was a baseball game and realised it was soccer. The officials came here from the baseball federation and thought it was a baseball game and realised it was soccer.”

Jose Mourinho on Anthony Martial

“He has the baby & after the baby is born – beautiful baby, full of health, thank god – he should be here and he is not here.”

Jose Mourinho on Eric Bailly

“Eric Bailly was injured and shouldn’t be playing, but when he saw Smalling injured he made the decision to play and not allow five kids to play at the back versus Salah and Mane. Now his ankle is swollen, but he is a brave boy.”

Jose Mourinho on the squad

“We start the game with players who are not even going to be here. This is not even 30% of my squad.”

“It’s Liverpool first team vs Manchester United kids. For the last two years they have not been able to beat us, today they will think they have a chance.”

“The majority of the players that played are not going to play – some of them are not even going to belong to the squad. I have some brave boys. The ones that are always there & ready. It’s not a step for anything.”

Jose Mourinho on potential transfers

“I would like two more players. I don’t think I will get two. I think I will get one. I gave a list of five. I wait to see if we get one.”