Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho felt let down by his players after the hosts suffered a 2-1 defeat to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Saturday.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Marcus Rashford has an "absolutely brilliant" future, promising the teenager a start against Feyenoord.
The game ended 2-1 though both sides could have added more goals in the second period of the tantalizing contest.
"His personality showed me a lot today". But when we win with that, we win many, many things. We started the game with players below the normal level.
"But I think if you ask me if we are ready to compete in Europe, then we are not ready". In the first half we were excellent but it was hard for us after they scored the goal. "He gave us in the second-half what we needed but didn't get from Micki or Jesse in the first-half". Well, it is my fault because I am the manager and it is my choice. For the fans it is worth more than three points - for us we just have to maintain the same. Their performances. So of course I'm going to play other players.
"That is after a couple of months of Guardiola's guidance so imagine how good they are will be in six months".
"You never know the way players are going to react, especially when you don't know them so well".
Everything around the game: the derby, the big game, the focus, the attention.
"I didn't want to make three changes at half-time because I was afraid in long 45 minutes something happened".
City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo's rash challenge on Wayne Rooney inside the box went unpunished in the second half, and moments later Antonio Valencia's cross struck the elbow of Nicolas Otamendi in the area.
"We are disappointed with the result, but we are disappointed with two decisions from Mark [Clattenburg]", he said.
Bravo, who started his footballing career as a striker, demonstrated his technical skills by spraying passes out to the halfway line during the pre-match warmup and he did the same during the game, even when put under pressure by United's players. In the future I will beat him and he will beat me.