Mourinho reveals half-time team talk at Hull City game
The Special One's crucial words at half-time inspired the team to yet another win.
But despite an average performance before the half time break, Manchester United were a completely different side in the second half. Manager Jose Mourinho's comments during the half-time break might have had a huge influence on the team’s performance.
Speaking after the match, Mourinho revealed he reminded his players how intense they were in training at Carrington on Wednesday, and told them to bring that level of intensity to the second half against Hull.
“I was telling them at halftime, that in a training session on Wednesday they were more aggressive, more competitive, faster, more intense than the first half today. And I told them when you train this way and on Wednesday when I had to stop the session because it was just too much, give me that in the second half.”
“So there is a relation between the way they are training and they way they are playing and in the way they are syncing. It’s very good. I'm really happy, we have a long way to go and we have a lot to improve. We'll have ups and downs during the season, but I think for the first month, four matches, four victories, nine points, and one community shield – it couldn't be better for us.” the Special One said.
The Tigers put on a good show for the majority of the match leaving the visitors frustrated with a composed and stubborn backline. With captain Curtis Davies leading the defence, the Red Devils were denied many goalscoring opportunities, but the Red Devils persisted and came away with all three points.
Up next, the Manchester Derby
Manchester United are now placed in the third position on the Premier League table after Manchester City and Chelsea respectively, who also have secured a 100% record in their first three games.
However, Mourinho’s side will have to continue to bring in the same intensity for the next fixture as they host Manchester City at Old Trafford. The Special One has already faced Pep Guardiola in Spain before and knows it won’t be an easy fixture for the home side.