Defensive football now an art in Premier League – Mourinho

Former Chelsea and Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho said it had become an “art” to play defensive and counter-attacking football in the Premier League, but vowed to not change the way his team plays.

Manchester United won 3-0 away at Leicester City on Sunday, putting them within five points of second-placed Tottenham, but 14 points behind leaders Chelsea.


Speaking to reporters during his post-match news conference, the former Chelsea boss said, “My team is playing very well.

“But for many, many years in my career, especially in this country when my teams were ruthless and when my teams were phenomenal defensively and very good on the counter-attack, I listened, week after week, how that was not enough in spite of winning the title three times.

“It looks like, this season, to be phenomenal defensively and in counter-attack is art, so it is a big change in England.

“But I don’t want to change how we play.”


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