Mourinho claims Liverpool are ‘luckier’ than Man Utd | Soccer Sport News

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Mourinho claims Liverpool are ‘luckier’ than Man Utd | Soccer Sport News

Jose Mourinho claims Liverpool are “luckier” than his Manchester United side when it comes to the Premier League fixture list.

The Red Devils have enjoyed a positive opening to the 2017-18 campaign, with nine games negotiated in all competitions without defeat.

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Their efforts in the Premier League have delivered 16 points – five more than Liverpool – while they have also progressed in the Carabao Cup and collected two wins in the Champions League.

United will, however, be back in action on Saturday following a midweek trip to Moscow and Mourinho admits that top-flight scheduling is doing his side few favours.

The Portuguese told reporters following a 4-1 victory over CSKA: “We have a game on Saturday.

“Liverpool are luckier than us, they play Tuesday and Sunday, we have to play on Wednesday and on Saturday at 3pm. So I think it’s normal, a little bit of relaxation.”

While conceding that his side took their foot off the gas a little in Russia, Mourinho was pleased to see no repeat of the “PlayStation football” he accused his side of playing when in control of a previous Champions League clash with Basel.

He added: “I didn’t see that as much, just a little bit of relaxation, a reaction by the home team with the normal pride to try to score, to try to have a different result and we just relaxed a little bit.

“We had a couple of good chances but I think it’s normal.

“I think we made it look easy. We started so strongly, I think we surprised them with our attitude and we were really strong. We killed the game.

“They didn’t look as good as they are, but I think because of us.”

United will welcome Crystal Palace on Old Trafford this weekend looking to stretch their unbeaten run and cement a standing among the early Premier League pacesetters – with only goal difference keeping them off top spot at present.

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