Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has blamed his team’s recent blushes on his defence line especially Luke Shaw, after losing for the third straight time in a week.
Mourinho who has not suffered three successive competitive defeats since his days as Porto Manager in 2002 accused Luke Shaw for Juan Zuniga’s decisive second goal.
The former Chelsea coach also lamented that his players failed to learn their lessons in the derby defeat to City and Feyenoord in their Europa League match.
Mourinho said: “The first Man City goal and this second goal against Watford – you can find an incredible similarity, which is Kolarov has the ball in a difficult situation in the corner and my players, instead of going up to press they decide to give space.
“And here for the second goal, Amrabat receives the ball and our left-back is 25 metres from him instead of five metres. But even at 25 metres, you have to jump and go and press, but no, we wait.
“This is a tactical but also a mental attitude. It’s something that doesn’t become perfect in a couple of weeks.
Mourinho’s men started the season brightly winning their first three matches to Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City with an all round impressive teams’ performance from the Red Devils.
However, the former Porto manger has been under fire since United have been handed three back to back defeats in league and continental competitions.
Manchester United slipped further down to seventh after Spurs and Arsenal won their week 5 fixtures against Sunderland and Hull City respectively.
United travel to Northampton for a League Cup game on Wednesday, September 21 and square-up against defending champions Leicester City at Old Trafford in a week 6 fixture.