Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fitness a Key Role in Loss, Says Reds Boss

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fitness a Key Role in Loss, Says Reds Boss

Article excerpt

JOSE Mourinho believes UBy ANTHONY JEPSON nited's lack of pre-season fitness told against a superior Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai.

The Reds lost 4-1 in the opening fixture of their short tour of China but the Germans are further down the fitness road than United, who only opened their warm-up programme at Wigan last Saturday before flying to the Far East.

"In pre-season, the team that wins is the team in an advance stage of preparation. Always," said the United boss. "It is never the best team. It is always the team in advance and it was too obvious.

"A team with four matches in their legs and a team working for about a month and one for a maximum of 15 days with only one match in their legs. It was a huge difference in preparation. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.