Manchester United supervisor, Jose Mourinho, has blamed fringe gamers for his or her 2-1 loss to Valencia on Wednesday.
The Crimson Devils missed a giant probability to complete prime of Group H within the Champions League, after Juventus additionally misplaced to Younger Boys in Switzerland.
Mourinho made eight adjustments for the sport on the Mestalla, forward of the journey to Liverpool within the Premier League this weekend, however the brand new faces did not impress.
Carlos Soler strike and Phil Jones personal aim, meant substitute Marcus Rashford’s late strike was only a comfort effort.
“I feel that to qualify on this group is successful.
“By no means a failure. To complete second on this group is at all times successful.
“Earlier than the sport I advised the gamers that if we win tonight and Juventus win, we did our job.
“If we don’t win and Juventus doesn’t win, we are able to blame ourselves.
“I don’t suppose the draw ending first or second – other than a few golf equipment which can be clearly significantly better than the others – I don’t suppose the draw might be considerably totally different…
“However I anticipate (higher) from my gamers, particularly gamers that week in, week out, you ask me ‘why don’t they play?’, ‘why they don’t they begin?’
“(It) was a very good match to play, a match with none type of stress, a match in a contest that everyone likes to play.
“And, ultimately, my workforce improved, actually, once I made the adjustments that I didn’t need to make, which is a little bit little bit of frustration as a result of I didn’t need to play the three gamers that I performed within the second half,” Mourinho stated afterwards.