Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Demands Winning Mentality in His Players

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Demands Winning Mentality in His Players

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JOSE Mourinho has paved the way to major changes at United this summer by questioning the winning mentality of his squad.

Despite delivering two trophies in his first season at Old Trafford, Mourinho believes some of his players are mentally fragile.

He has already handed executive vice chairman Ed Woodward his list of preferred targets, with Antoine Griezmann his priority.

In a candid interview with Rio Ferdinand for BT Sport Mourinho cast doubt over the future over certain members of his squad.

"Some of them, they can win a big match," he said. "What I think they can't do is win it, and win it, and win it and cope with that intensity, especially that mental intensity, the focus, the concentration, the responsibility, the determination.

"This is something you only learn when you are at the highest level. …

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