Our Sunday game will be an independent one – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho insists his boy will get back on track at Watford in the Premier League on Sunday after successive defeats ruined a promising start to his reign. 

United raise hopes in Mourinho’s influence, had quickly strengthen  a team that stumbled to a fifth-place finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

But the size of the rebuilding job facing Mourinho has been laid bare over the last week as his arch rival Pep Guardiola led Manchester City to a 2-1 win over United at Old Trafford, and Feyenoord  also clinched a shock 1-0 victory in the Europa League on Thursday. 

The United manager conceded the mood in the squad was no longer quite so buoyant, but he is confident his players will put their recent struggles behind them this weekend. 

“I think the game on Sunday will be an independent game. It is a new event,” Mourinho said. 

“It starts minute zero at 0-0 so I think it has nothing to do with the previous two matches. “But obviously when you lose matches the mood, the feeling, is not the same. 

That’s normal. “But I think we are experienced players and the players are very good guys and I know they want to win and work, so that’s what we have to do.” 

“To be honest, I think we didn’t play phenomenal matches in these two defeats, but in both I think it is a punishment for the team because we deserved more than the results we got,” he said 

Mourinho, who should recall Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the forwards were left out of the starting line-up against Feyenoord. 

“When we won the Community Shield and the three Premier League matches, I was not on the moon. “I was not saying that we are a phenomenal team and we are going to destroy every opponent. “I always said it was a very good start, but I was never on the moon. 

United were well below their best against Feyenoord and another loss at Vicarage Road this weekend would leave Mourinho with some awkward questions to answer for the first time since he took charge.

In this case, the look at what happens in Italy; the same with Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho.