Mourinho laments fixture schedule
Jose Mourinho complained that Manchester City had an easier preparation for the Manchester derby than United did due to the fixture scheduling.
City thrashed Southampton 6-1 a week before the derby and hosted Shakhtar Donetsk in a 6-0 Champions League thumping on Wednesday night. United’s previous league game was at Bournemouth last Saturday, which preceded their European victory at Juventus on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, Mourinho lamented that United’s trips to Juve and Valencia were scheduled before weekend fixtures at City and Liverpool, where United travel to next month. After United’s 3-1
derby losing on Sunday, Mourinho claimed City developed mental and physical benefits into the game.
“One thing is they won in the championship,” Mourinho said. “First match of The season and analysis since the first match of the season, the points, they show one team starts strong and still is another team that did not start well and is improving a lot.
“If you focus on the game today was open for 80-something minutes, I do not think anyone left the stadium. In een week waar Manchester City speelde thuis drie wedstrijden, en we spelen drie wedstrijden weg, een week waar ze genieten van 6-0, 6-1 overwinningen. Relaxed, no pressure, no mental effort, everything nice and easy. “
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