Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes his side still has work to do despite claiming a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the Community Shield.
Following his side’s victory over the Foxes, the Portuguese manager claimed his first competitive trophy as manager of United on Sunday.
The 53-year-old manager says his side were the better team in the first half but admits that Leicester dominated the final 45 minutes of the match.
‘The first half was much better than the second which doesn’t surprise me because the team is not fit enough and in condition to keep the stability in the game,’ Mourinho told the Manchester United website.
‘In the second half when they increased the pace by bringing on three quick players in Gray and Musa plus Vardy, they changed the game to their style.’
Despite clinching the Community Shield, Mourinho believes his side’s performance was not up to par, insisting that United has a lot of work left to do.
‘I think it’s an important victory but of course, we have lots of work to do. I would be not ambitious if I say that we had a fantastic performance because it was not a fantastic performance. It was a possible performance for this moment of the season,’ he added.
‘I think step by step we are changing, but I think it’s always important to start with a trophy.’
Manchester United take on Bournemouth in their opening Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on August 14.
Kick-off has been set for 14:30.
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