Man U was blown out by Chelsea last Saturday. Will this blow city effect the guys the rest of the season?
The Daily Mail- “A downcast Jose Mourinho was spotted leaving his base at the Lowry hotel in Manchester on Monday morning as he looks to put the 4-0 hammering his side endured at Chelsea behind him.
The Manchester United boss endured a harrowing return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, suffering an embarrassing 4-0 defeat.
Goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante saw Chelsea inflict the worst defeat of his Old Trafford reign so far, that saw United fall six points behind the top of the Premier League table.
Mourinho headed to United’s Carrington training base after leaving the hotel, where his side went through a warm-down exercise ahead of beginning preparations for their second Manchester derby of the season so far.
Mourinho’s side return to action in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, when they host league leaders Manchester City.
The cup tie will see the Portuguese reignite his intense rivalry with Pep Guardiola, only a month after City won 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
The 53-year-old will be looking for a big reaction from his players after they suffered their first defeat in six games at the hands of Chelsea.
Mourinho exchanged angry words with his opposite number Antonio Conte moments after the final whistle on Sunday
Italian TV reported Mourinho angrily said to his rival: ‘You don’t celebrate like that at 4-0, you can do it at 1-0, otherwise it’s humiliating for us.’
Mourinho accused Conte of disrespect in a heated touchline rant. And the bad blood from Manchester United’s 4-0 loss spilled over into the tunnel after the final whistle as a member of Mourinho’s staff snubbed a handshake from Conte.
On his first return to Stamford Bridge since being sacked last December, the Old Trafford boss watched his side slump to a heavy defeat in front of the fans who used to adore him.
It is understood Mourinho spoke to Conte in Italian, accusing him of humiliating United by trying to whip up the home support moments after N’golo Kante scored Chelsea’s fourth goal. Italian TV reported that Mourinho had said: ‘You do it at 1-0, not 4-0.’
Both managers insisted they wanted to keep the details of the spat private, but refused to deny that Mourinho was angered by Conte’s touchline enthusiasm. And the Chelsea manager insisted he did not regret his antics, despite irking his predecessor.
‘I’m not unhappy with the performances, but with the mistakes,’ said Mourinho.
‘Defensive mistakes are very important. When my teams have perfection in their defensive performances, you say that is not important. But the reality is that it is important. We made an incredible defensive mistake in the first minute and then the game is different.
‘We put ourselves in a situation where we gave them the game they wanted.’