"For the first half hour we were outstanding, scored only one but I don't think anyone expects four or five against this United team". And I played the World Cup without a problem.
Arsenal lost in Southampton with 3-2, interrupting their 22-game streak in which they haven't felt the taste of defeat.This was the first win of the Saints under new manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Put simply, Pogba wasn't trusted to be on the field.
Like Watzke, Dortmund's Director of Sport Michael Zorc said fans can expect a fully concentrated team in the games against the third-placed team in the Premier League.
It was telling that Mourinho, speaking before kickoff against Liverpool, spoke of how United had become "more aggressive, more simple and more intense without the ball" with Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard as the central-midfield three in recent games.
"We are the reigning champions and when we play in this tournament, everyone knows what that means", Butragueno said. If you're a manager of his stature, you're on a collision course and we've seen this play out in public over the past few months.
"I want that too so I try to perform always when I am on the pitch, to help the team, to score goals, to give assists, and I'm very happy at the moment with my performances".
"No. I don't think that far". Sources have revealed that the caretaker is likely to be an outside appointment - although sources say he already has links with United with former players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Laurent Blanc discussed internally in recent weeks. "Doesn't matter the manager, doesn't matter anything".
The wound went even deeper for Mourinho as City are managed by Pep Guardiola, who got the better of him when he was in charge at Barcelona and Mourinho was at Real Madrid.
It is increasingly looking like the end game for Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho chose his words carefully, and they proved to be as candid as they were concerning for Manchester United as its worst start to a Premier League season hit a new low. "Simply not getting anywhere near enough out of his players".
But history has shown Mourinho should be safe for now.
May 27, 2016 - Appointed as Manchester United manager, replacing Louis van Gaal.
Victory took Liverpool back a point above Manchester City and a mammoth 19 clear of United, who remain in sixth and are now 11 points off the top four.
Another former France worldwide, Blanc spent his final two seasons as a player at United and made 75 appearances before retiring in 2003. I can't see anyone in the football club with the qualification to do that.