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Mourinho: United players must put in more effort

Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United “gambled” too much with their lead against Basel in the Champions League group stage.

The Red Devils beat the Swiss side 3-0 thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

And Mourinho thinks his side’s “Playstation football” could have cost them when they were leading 2-0 in the second half.

“Three points are important at home,” Mourinho said. “Until 2-0 we were very stable, we played with confidence.

“After 2-0 everything changed, we stopped playing seriously and stopped making right decisions. We could have put ourselves in trouble.

“We were playing fantasy football, Playstation football. I don’t like it, flicks and tricks. We gambled and you have to respect your opponent. I don’t know if goal difference will play a part. We lost position, our shape, we lost balls in easy situations. I didn’t like it, the players relaxed too much.

“I keep saying the same about Fellaini. He is a player with special qualities and he gives me multiple areas of action. He is one of my most important players.”

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