Paul Scholes on ’embarrassing’ Jose Mourinho: Manchester United legend’s tirade in full

Hope Soto
October 3, 2018

Kick-off was delayed by five minutes as United were held up by traffic that meant Mourinho's men didn't arrive at the stadium until less than 45 minutes ahead of the planned 8pm (1900GMT) start time. Now that bus can't even turn up on time.

Just as previous games gone by, United saw a lot of the ball in the early stages of the first half but they were unable to threaten the Valencia goal.

The club were forced to ask Uefa if they could delay kick-off by five minutes as a outcome and it set the tone for another fitful evening at Old Trafford.

The result means the Red Devils are second in Group H, two points behind Juventus and three above third-place Valencia, but the manner of the display will do little to ease the pressure on their under-fire manager, with Marcus Rashford's late free-kick the closest they game to a victor.

"I think it's a bad situation".

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"I'm actually slightly surprised he survived after Saturday, the performance was so bad", he told BT Sport. To finish second, reach the FA Cup final, win the group in the Champions League. [We knew] if we don't perform at least at an acceptable level, we would lose and defeat would leave us in a hard situation.

"The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts", Mourinho said.

Valencia were equally unconvincing going forward but Michy Batshuayi wasted a good chance midway through the second half, lashing over on the half-volley following a Francis Coquelin cross.

'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.

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