Liverpool rout Manchester United in MI

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United put in a sub-standard performance against Liverpool in MI, but the club's manager excused the defeat by saying that the squad available to him was a shadow of that he would expect to have when the season starts.

Having already faced two defeats in their first games against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, City dominated the opening moments but failed to capitalise on their chances as the German champions' Meritan Shabani opened the scoring after 12 minutes. "They arrive here, and it was soccer, and they had to be in a soccer game".

"But I think he's a team boy, a great boy, and an honest man - honest to put everything for the team, and that is why we still have him and why he is going to stay with us, because football teams need people like him".

As such Mourinho, who still remains hopeful of adding two new faces to his squad before the transfer window closes on August 9, feels the Chile international's disappointment on the pitch is understandable.

Mourinho referred to some of the players he'd fought to move out of Louis van Gaal's dysfunctional squad: "You look at United players who've left in the past year, where are they playing?"

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The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the Red Devils have told the Ivorian defender that he is not on the market this summer as they prepare for the new campaign. "I think I am not going to get two".

"I know the one who are ready for anything, and I know the ones who are not ready". We gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did especially around the Sturridge goal.

"It was unbelievable to play with this great team, you can see this team has fantastic players, I feel good and I'm very happy".

"If it is possible, good, if it is not possible we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have".

"Our opponents have not slept and they too have brought better players in".

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