Europa League: Mourinho Made To Pay For His General Disregard As Man Utd Seen Off By Feyenoord (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

16th, September 2016



“This is not a competition that Manchester United wants. It is not a competition I want, it is not a competition the players want.”

Those were the words of one Jose Mourinho on the very eve of United’s Europa League opener against Feyenoord on Thursday night.

Indeed, if the subsequent level of performance at De Kuip was anything to go by, it very much looks as though Mourinho is attempting to engineer as swift an exit from Europe’s second-tier tournament as is humanly possible.

United were the square root of pathetic on the night and eventually lost out 1-0 to a bang average Feyenoord side – the Dutch side eventually prevailing through sheer persistence and grunt, perhaps epitomised by the tireless shift put in by their venerated captain, Dirk Kuyt.

The only goal of the game came from Tonny Vilhena following a break down the right flank from Nicolai Jorgensen.

United seemed convinced that the lanky Danish striker was offside in the build-up, though the photographic evidence seems to suggest otherwise…


And so, United’s vast, opulent luxury liner came crashing upon the rocks as the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the truly abysmal Memphis Depay repeatedly fell at the first hurdle in their attempts to claw back parity.

And lo, Mourinho was subjected to a 13th defeat in his last 31 matches as stagnant United lost a fourth consecutive European away game for the very first time in their long and storied history.

Yes Jose, you slink away and go think about what you’ve done.

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  1. Fan says:

    That line is anything but straight for the offside call. You can see that as the line extends to the top of the pitch it’s not even with the pattern of the turf. Saying that I’m glad united lost, it’s a poisoned chalice of a club.

  2. Bruno says:

    Give Jose some time. The players are great but they need at least a few months to understand each other and the manager.

    But Memphis… it hurts me seeing him wearing the n. 7 shirt.
    Rashford must be the n. 7 and Memphis should play for Toronto Rapids or something. Absolutely totally completely 150% overrated

  3. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Get yourself a grip. Seriously, why should anyone care for how Depay, Ibraidiotovic, Moronho and all them stupid, overpaid media puppets do? It is senseless. Turn of the tv, head for the next sports ground, and support the lads playing for your local team. Pay far less than 80£ a ticket and have a good time. Nobody should waste his time waiting for an answer to the question why Memphis Depay has been awarded with anything.

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