Jose Mourinho conceded his former club Manchester United had deserved their 2-1 Premier League victory over his new team Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday and hailed the performance of Marcus Rashford, reports Reuters.
Mourinho took over as Spurs manager last month, nearly a year after he was fired by United.
“I think they deserved the victory by their first half. We didn’t start well at all,” said Mourinho.
“I think for the first 30 minutes they were the best team, and I think because of that, for this strong 30 minutes where we were not there, and also because of the way we conceded the second goal, I think they deserved to win,” he added.
Mourinho that United had delivered their best displays against the top-rated teams.
“United results against the best teams this season have been good. Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester,” he said.
“For the way they play it is easier for them. They are not afraid to have a defensive approach. It is easier for them against better teams, against teams who want more of the ball,” he added.
Mourinho had plenty of praise for his former forward Rashford.
“When he plays from the left he is really dangerous and I knew that and gave the players the best information about it. His first goal is a typical Rashford goal coming on the inside. Our boys knew that clearly,” he said.