Mourinho not surprised “At all” that Valencia beat Manchester United

Jose Mourinho
VALENCIA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Valencia and Manchester United at Estadio Mestalla on December 12, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho says he didn’t learn anything from Manchester United’s 2-1 Champions League loss to Valencia.

Manchester United boss Mourinho told reporters he was not surprised that his Red Devil squad lost their last UCL group stage match against the Spanish club. Mourinho’s United already had their ticket to the knockout stage of the tournament, but a win would have left the club as leaders of Group H since Juventus lost 2-1 against Young Boys.

“No, maybe you did. Not me. I didn’t learn anything from this game. Nothing that happened surprised me at all,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Jose Mourinho is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Karanka says Mourinho would have been perfect for a Madrid return

The former Real Madrid assistant manager backed Jose Mourinho, saying he would have been just as good as Zinedine Zidane is.

“I think that to qualify in this group is a success. Before the game, I told the players if we win tonight and Juventus win, then we did our job. If we don’t win and Juventus don’t win, we can blame ourselves.

“Apart from a couple of clubs that are clearly much better than the others, I don’t think the draw will be so different. There are teams that finished second that the ones that finished first are not happy to play against.”