Sloppy United were punished, says Jose Mourinho

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Last season, the Spanish-born midfielder played a pivotal role in the midfield for the team in their run of winning the Europa League and the League Cup, which saw him gathered 50 appearances in all competitions, and took the award of the man of the match in the Europa League final against Dutch side Ajax.

But I expect you to be consistent, ' Mourinho said.

All three players started on Sunday and yet were unable to break down a West Brom defence that had kept one Premier League clean sheet in 2018 prior to the clash, although Lukaku and Sanchez are said to be among Mourinho's trusted ranks.

"The last Premier League was not 20 years ago, it was three years ago".

I will definitely see out the year I have left but I don't know if I will sign a new one.

"You win titles with quality of course, without that you have no chance, but you win titles with consistency".

Paul Pogba was pulled off after just 58 minutes after another inconsistent performance. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them. That didn't make me feel super happy, and, in my opinion, it affected some of the people that were too happy.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", Mourinho added. "Everyone is disappointed. We didn't play well at all and it's a bad afternoon for us". "I'm a team player and I want to be a part wherever. Everything was slow. Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn".

"We did not deserve to lose, but we gave them the opportunity to win the match". I think with my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency.

An unimpressed United boss suggested some of his players got carried away by their 3-2 win over Manchester City last weekend and lost focus.