Man Utd boss unhappy with ‘Playstation football’ against Basel

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of jeopardising Champions League victory over Basel by playing “Playstation football”.

United marked their return to the competition with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford, but Mourinho was unimpressed with their play in the second half.

“Until 2-0 we were stable, we played with confidence,” he told BT Sport.

“After 2-0 everything changed, we stopped playing seriously and stopped making right decisions.”

Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford gave United an ultimately comfortable victory.

But Mourinho said: “We could have put ourselves in trouble.

“We were playing fantasy football, Playstation football. I don’t like it – flicks and tricks.

“We gambled and you have to respect your opponent. I don’t know if goal difference will play a part.

“We lost position, our shape, we lost balls in easy situations. I didn’t like it – the players relaxed too much.”

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