Sturbbon Huddlesfield Town FC have started on the campaign of tarnishing the red devil’s hopes of walking away with the English Premier League Trophy at the end of the season defeating the all star packed Manchester United by 2 – 1.
Goals from Laurent Depoitre and Aaron Mooy gave Huddersfield a 2-0 lead at half-time, before Marcus Rashford halved the deficit late on.
However, in an aftermatch interview, United’s manager Jose Mourinho said that the opponents needed more the win than his boys.
“The best team won. It’s simple. I have to give them credit. They had a different attitude, motivation and desire than we had…. Everyone at the stadium could feel in the first couple of minutes that one team was ready to give everything and the other was not ready for it. Maybe only my players realised at half-time. It’s a shock and I am surprised. I have to analyse. I have some ideas, but this is not the moment for that. We say congratulations to the winners because they wanted it more than us.” He said.
Mean while, the excited David Wagner, Huddlesfield town coach said that his players had shown everything that they have to show while playing a bigger side Manchester United – the right spirit, attitude and togetherness.
“I said before I can’t expect a result, but I hope and believe in one. We scored at the right moment. We were at our best, even if we did change the gameplan and gave them more of the ball. The first hour was nearly perfect for us. How we defended, how we kept them away from our goal. The longer it went on, they put more pressure on us. We had bodies behind the ball, everyone fought to keep it out of the net. It’s not only beating Manchester United, which is big enough, but also 12 points on the table.” He told BBC Sports.
Mourinho has failed to win all 19 Premier League games in which his side have been two goals behind (drawn one, lost 18) – that draw coming against Newcastle in September 2015 when managing Chelsea.
United travel to Swansea for a League Cup tie on Tuesday, before hosting Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday while Huddersfield are at Liverpool on the same day.